Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg point to a much narrower ground on which the Court could have decided Kiobel: that the litigation should have been brought in another forum with a closer connection to Royal Dutch Shell, such as Dutch national courts. This would follow a long-standing principle of American law, the forum non conveniens doctrine, under which federal courts try, to the best extent possible, to identify and situate lawsuits in the most efficient and fair location. However, the Roberts Court majority instead reached a much broader decision, sweeping aside decades of settled precedent upholding extraterritorial lawsuits under human rights laws.