Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-534 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) provides a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and execute upon assets of foreign state sponsors of terrorism regardless of whether assets are otherwise subject to execution under Section 1610; and (2) whether the commercial use exception to execution immunity, codified at 28 U.S.C. § 1610(a), applies to a foreign sovereign's property located in the United States only when the property is used by the foreign state itself.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 17 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 18, 2016)
Nov 16 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 25, 2016, for all respondents.
Nov 22 2016Brief of respondent Field Museum of Natural History in opposition filed.
Nov 23 2016Brief of respondent Islamic Republic of Iran filed.
Nov 23 2016Brief of respondent The University of Chicago in opposition filed.
Dec 6 2016Reply of petitioners Jenny Rubin, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 9 2016Letter of December 6, 2016, from counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)
Jan 9 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
May 23 2017Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
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