Supreme Court rejects appeal by Holocaust heirs

 

February 19, 2021



(JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an appeal by Holocaust survivors and their heirs who wanted to pursue restitution claims in the United States after failing in the countries where the art was stolen.

The opinion published Wednesday, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, agreed with the defense and with the U.S. government, which joined the defense, that allowing the lawsuits to go ahead would contradict international agreements.

“As a Nation, we would be surprised — and might even initiate reciprocal action — if a court in Germany adjudicated claims by Americ...



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