Supreme Court to decide if Holocaust survivors can sue Germany and Hungary for WWII atrocities

The Supreme Court is set to decide if victims of anti-Semitic persecution can sue Germany and Hungary for World War II-era crimes.

The cases, both scheduled for Monday arguments, raise the thorny question of whether U.S. courts can make rulings about crimes that occurred internationally, with no American involvement. The court this term is addressing a series of such cases, despite the opposition of the Trump administration, which argues that wrapping up the United States in international litigation could create a foreign policy nightmare.

Foreign governments cannot usually be sued in U.S. courts, except under certain circumstances, such as acts of terror or acts of property confiscation violating international law.
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