posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 08:49 AM
I think you guys may have misread he article.
From what I am getting out of it the individual in question, who was an American Citizen, was arrested in the Palestinian territories, where he was
tortured by the PA (they deny the charge).
SCOTUS is saying the law in question does not allow a person to sue an entity / group outside of the United States who tortures a US citizen. The law
in question cannot be applied outside of the US. Our law does not apply to a foreign entity / government.
edit on 19-4-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)