"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will weigh next week whether corporations can be sued in the United States for suspected complicity in human rights abuses abroad, in a case being closely watched by businesses concerned about long and costly litigation.
The case before the court pits the Obama administration and human rights advocates against large companies and foreign governments over allegations that Royal Dutch Shell Plc helped Nigeria crush oil exploration protests in the 1990s.
Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses.
Attorneys for corporations argue that only individuals, such as company employees or managers involved in the abuse, can be sued, a position adopted by a U.S. appeals court in New York. Other courts ruled corporations can be held liable."
"Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses."
Halliburton, DynCorp, Monsanto, - Oh wait, Obama's never shown any interest in those corporations and their crimes against humanity.
Since a corporation is treated with all the same rights as an individual in a court of law, I'd be interested to know how real human individuals who are implicated in these corporate 'endeavors' are singled out. The duplicity of the courts is mind boggling and infuriating.
But why can't we prosecute banks? Don't banks generally make money on both sides of every conflict?
We could hang Evelyn De Rothschild on international tv like Saddam, who's probably nowhere near the trouble.
...but I'm never very hopeful on the global political stage...oh some bad guys might go to prison, but it'll only be selected "fall guys."...public sacrifices meant to encourage the slave classes into thinking that justice exists.
"Slave Classes". If it weren't so true it'd be funny. Keeping the public in a constant state of fear over one thing or another is what they do best. Lulling them into complacency by 'seeing justice served' is their second priority.
1 World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns 2 Anz Bank CFO Australia resigns 3 Nicaragua Central Bank Pres Rosales resigns 4 Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns 5 GERMAN PRESIDENT Christian Ruff resigns 6 Royal Bank of Scotland Australian CEO Stephen Williams resigns 7 Kuwait Central Bank CEO resigns 8 Slovenia TWO largest Banks CEO's (2) resign 9 Bank of India CEO Chaturvedi resigns 10 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO resigns AND MORE NOT RESIGNING BUT FIRED, QUITS, OR SCANDAL 11 Arrests in Olympus Scandal Point to Widening Inquiry Into a Cover-Up 12 Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors 13 Arrests made in Italy after discovery of $6 trillion in fake U.S. bonds 14 Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal 15 Berlusconi could get five years
Something is going on.....we are not privvy to the secrets....but we are capable of intuiting. And I intuit something good.
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