Contractor Not Immune For Abuses In Iraq, 4th Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 3:31 PM EST) -- Lawyers for several Iraqis told the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday that CACI International Inc. can't enjoy immunity from claims of prisoner abuse at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison simply because it had a contract with the U.S. military.

The Fourth Circuit agreed to rehear the suit in November after dismissing it on the grounds that the judiciary should not review claims of wartime misconduct — including allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib memorialized in infamous photographs.

Congress, however, has long presumed that federal courts can punish...
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