Appeals Court Tosses Damage Award to American POWs in Iraq

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a $959 million judgment in favor of Americans tortured while POW's in Iraq during the first Gulf War:

An appeals court panel threw out a $959 million verdict Friday for U.S. prisoners of war who say they were tortured by the Iraqi military during the 1991 Gulf War, ruling Congress never authorized such lawsuits against foreign governments.

Background here.

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