Issue: (1) Whether the Second Circuit erred when, in
conflict with decisions of this Court and other circuits
and in disregard of international comity and
due process, it failed to vacate severe sanctions for
non-production of records located in countries where
production would subject the Bank to criminal penalties,
hobbling the Bank’s defense; and (2) whether the courts below erred by failing to
dismiss plaintiffs’ Alien Tort Statute claims, as the Second Circuit’s
and this Court’s decisions in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum require. CVSG: 10/21/2013.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its April 17 Conference, which Lyle reported on. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will be live-blogging at this link . The Court has not yet announced whether there will be additional opinion announcements on Wednesday. This is the first week of the April sitting.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.