Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday, we expect orders from the June 22 Conference at 9:30 a.m. and the final opinions of the term at 10 a.m.
Our first interim Stat Pack for October Term 2016, prepared by Kedar Bhatia, is available at this link.
The Supreme Court proceedings and orders in the legal challenges to the administration’s entry ban are available at this link.

Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1071 2d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Fifth Amendment's due process clause precludes federal courts from exercising personal jurisdiction in this suit by American victims of terrorist attacks abroad carried out by the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 21 2016Application (16A617) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 17, 2017 to March 3, 2017, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Dec 29 2016Application (16A617) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until March 3, 2017.
Mar 3 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 6, 2017)
Mar 20 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 23, 2017.
Apr 6 2017Brief amicus curiae of U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Apr 6 2017Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials filed.
Apr 6 2017Brief amici curiae of United States Senators Charles E. Grassley, et al. filed.
Apr 6 2017Brief amici curiae of Restoring Religious Freedom Project at Emory University and JBAC, Inc. filed.
May 23 2017Brief of respondents Palestine Liberation Organization, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 5 2017Reply of petitioners Mark Sokolow, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 6 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Term Snapshot