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Republic of Sudan v. Harrison

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1094 2d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

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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)
 
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