Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In an action by a Philippine island claiming that an American company polluted its waters, dismissal of the action on forum non conveniens grounds is reversed where the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the act of state doctrine because none of the conduct by the Philippine government referenced by defendants was essential to any of the plaintiff's causes of action.
Argued and Submitted December 7, 2007
Filed September 29, 2009
Opinion by Judge McKeown