June 14th, 2010
10:28 AM ET

Justices reject case of Canadian alleging U.S. approved torture

The Supreme Court has turned away a lawsuit filed against U.S. officials by a Canadian man who was seized in New York, accused of having terrorism connections and sent to Syria, where he claims he was tortured.

At issue was whether Maher Arar could continue to press his claim for damages in federal court, and whether top U.S. law enforcement officials had immunity. Despite being a foreign national, he said he had a constitutional "due process" right to press his claims in federal court.

The justices Monday did not explain whey they rejected the case.

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  1. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com help to spread this idea overseas....

    June 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bruce

    Well that's not very smart. The guy has been paid a $10M by the Canadian government. Congratulations America: now you have a guy you participated in torturing running around with $10M and you have refused him justice, you didn't even pretend to aknowledge him. What do you think happens next?

    June 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |