Ninth Circuit reinstates suit by Armenian genocide victims

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday reversed [opinion, PDF] its prior decision and allowed a suit by the heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to proceed. The court decided 2-1 to withdraw its August ruling [JURIST report], which found California Civil Procedure Code 354.4 [text] unconstitutional because it interfered with foreign relations by recognizing the World War I-era killings of more than one million Armenians…

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