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Republic of Sudan v. Harrison

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1094 2d Cir. Nov 7, 2018
TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit erred by holding – in direct conflict with the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 5th and 7th Circuits and in the face of an amicus brief from the United States – that plaintiffs suing a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act may serve the foreign state under 28 U.S.C. § 1608(a)(3) by mail addressed and dispatched to the head of the foreign state's ministry of foreign affairs “via” or in “care of” the foreign state's diplomatic mission in the United States, despite U.S. obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to preserve mission inviolability. CVSG: 05/22/2018.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 09 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2017)
Apr 10 2017Brief amicus curiae of United Arab Emirates filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amicus curiae of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amici curiae of International Law Professors filed.
Apr 10 2017Waiver of right of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amicus curiae of Government of National Accord, State of Libya filed.
Apr 13 2017Supplemental brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.
Apr 19 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
Apr 26 2017Response Requested. (Due May 26, 2017)
May 24 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 26, 2017.
Jun 26 2017Brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 12 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Jul 13 2017Reply of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed. (Distributed)
Oct 02 2017The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Jan 30 2018Second supplemental brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.
Mar 09 2018Supplemental brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. filed.
May 22 2018Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 25 2018Petition GRANTED.
Jun 28 2018Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jul 03 2018Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including and August 15, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 18, 2018.
Aug 10 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Rick Harrison, et al..
Aug 10 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Republic of Sudan
Aug 15 2018Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received.) (To be reprinted.)
Aug 15 2018Brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.
Aug 15 2018Joint appendix filed. (Reprinted joint appendix submitted - September 7, 2018.)
Aug 20 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Aug 21 2018Brief amicus curiae of Government of National Accord, State of Libya filed.
Aug 22 2018Brief amicus curiae of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia filed.
Aug 22 2018Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Aug 22 2018Brief amici curiae of International Law Professors filed.
Sep 10 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.
Sep 11 2018Record received from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit. The record is electronic and complete.
Sep 12 2018CIRCULATED
Sep 17 2018Record received from the U.S.D. C. Southern Dist. of New York. The record SEALED. ( 1 - Box)
Sep 18 2018Brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. filed. (Distributed)
 
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