Supreme Court Won't Review Blackwater Manslaughter Charges

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review manslaughter charges against four Blackwater Worldwide security guards stemming from a Baghdad shooting in 2007 that killed 14 Iraqis.

The nation's high court let stand the D.C. Circuit's April 2011 decision that revived the manslaughter charges against defendants Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Donald Ball, who were part of the Blackwater team involved in the shooting in Baghdad's Nisur Square.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the consideration of the defendants' petition. The...
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