High Court Seeks SG Brief On Calif. Looted Art Law

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general for input on a petition to hear a case involving the federal government's exclusive foreign affairs powers and whether they preempt a California law allowing for the recovery of artworks stolen during the Holocaust.

The statute at issue — Section 354.3(b) of the California Code of Civil Procedure — effectively allows owners and their heirs to sue museums and galleries to recover artworks taken during World War II by extending the statute of limitations on new...
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