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Al Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
840 F.3d 147 (2016)
Suhail Al Shimari, Taha Rashid, Salah Al-Ejaili, and Asa’ad Al-Zuba’e (plaintiffs) filed a claim under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and under common-law torts against CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI), a company that was contracted to provide interrogation services for the United States military. The complaint alleged that the four Iraqi citizens experienced torture; war crimes; and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment by CACI employees while detained in a United States prison located in Baghdad. The district court found that the case involved a political question and therefore was shielded from judicial review under the political-question doctrine. The matter was appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Keenan, J.)
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