Justices Ask What Deference US Courts Owe Foreign Gov'ts

Law360, Washington (April 24, 2018, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court explored the appropriate level of deference that U.S. courts should pay a foreign country’s interpretation of its own laws during oral arguments Tuesday in a price-fixing case against Chinese vitamin C exporters, a question of increasing relevance in today’s interconnected world.

The justices were hearing an appeal from the Second Circuit, which had said it was “bound to defer” to the Chinese government’s submissions in the case and wiped out a $147 million jury verdict for vitamin C purchasers. The submissions from...
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