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Subject:  Re: Factor an additional 5% to RE - Reparations Date:  3/28/2002  1:08 AM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  64290 of 876437

<<Case 1: Bank accused of "financing the construction of . . . slave labor camps and providing a safe haven for profits obtained through the use of slave labor." In re Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation, 225 F.3d 191 (2d Cir. 2000).

Case 2: Bank accused of "len[ding] substantial sums to [an individual involed in the slave trade], thus financing and profiting from [his] illigal slave trading" and "collect[ing] custom fees from ships transporting slaves, thus, further profiting from the slave trade." Farmer-Paellmann v. Fleetboston Financial Corp., Complaint dated March 26, 2002, paragraph 29 (E.D.N.Y.).

How's that "strike" you? >>

Frankly, I don't have the slightest interest in either.

One involves ancient history in which people were engaged in business transactions that were legal at the time.

The other involves people who weren't American citizens in a foreign country.

With any luck George Bush will be able to make appointments to the judiciary that will bring this kind of judicial activism to a halt.

Seattle Pioneer
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