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High Court Wants U.S. View on CACI’s Abu Ghraib Immunity Claims

Jan. 27, 2020, 2:50 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court invited the U.S. solicitor general to express the government’s views on whether an appeals court erred when it said it lacked jurisdiction over CACI Premier Technology Inc.'s assertion that it has immunity from claims it helped torture detainees in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in March 2019 that CACI had to stand trial because Abu Ghraib detainees’ claims that CACI assisted in acts of torture and war crimes weren’t barred by derivative sovereign immunity.

Trial was delayed so CACI could appeal.

The U.S. Court of...

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