Continuing our series of five-minute podcasts on oral argument days, we have two new podcasts below with the counsel from both sides of the case to be argued today, Samantar v. Yousuf (08-1555).  At issue in the case is whether a foreign state's immunity from suit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act extends to an individual acting in his official capacity on behalf of a foreign state and, if so, whether an individual who is no longer an official of a foreign state at the time suit is filed retains immunity.

For the petitioner, his counsel:

Paul Lettow of Jones Day

For the respondents, their counsel:

Beth Stephens of the Center for Justice and Accountability

[Disclosure: Akin Gump and Howe & Russell also represent the respondents in this case.]

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