Opati v. Republic of Sudan

Pending petition

Linked with:

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
TBD
Opinion
TBD
Vote
TBD
Author
TBD
Term
TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a party who knowingly and intentionally twice defaults; acts to delay, and not in good faith; and affirmatively elects not to contest a nonjurisdictional legal issue before judgment may nevertheless demonstrate “extraordinary” and “exceptional” circumstances warranting appellate review of the forfeited nonjurisdictional legal issue post-judgment; and (2) whether, consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in Republic of Austria v. Altmann, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act applies retroactively, thereby permitting recovery of punitive damages 28 U.S.C. § 1605A(c) against foreign states for terrorist activities occurring prior to the passage of the current version of the statute.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 22 2017Application (17A680) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 1, 2018 to March 2, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 27 2017Application (17A680) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 2, 2018.
Mar 02 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 9, 2018)
Apr 09 2018Brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. in opposition filed.
May 08 2018Reply of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.
May 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.

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