U.S. Government Increases Its Own Immunity While Restricting Immunity for Other Sovereigns on Terrorism-based Issues

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
The U.S. government has increased its use of the state secrets privilege to avoid disclosure of classified information in civil lawsuits while simultaneously restricting immunities for sovereigns in suits brought by American nationals to recover for injuries incurred as a result of terrorist acts...[more]