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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses California Holocaust-Era Insurance Law

By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that California's Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999, which revokes the license...
June 24, 2003

By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that California's Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999, which revokes the license of any company that does not comply with the law, is unconstitutional. The law required insurance companies to provide information about all of their Holocaust-era policies. In a majority opinion written by Justice David Souter, the Supreme Court found the California law unconstitutional because it interfered with the president's conduct of foreign policy.

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