Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art at PasadenaPetition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2011
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|09-1254||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2010|
Issue: (1) Whether, in enacting a state statute extending the statute of limitations applicable to claims for the recovery of property stolen during the Holocaust against museums and galleries, the State of California was addressing an area of â€œtraditional state responsibilityâ€ without intruding on the federal foreign affairs power; (2) whether a state statute extending the statute of limitations for the recovery of property stolen during the Holocaust, which does not conflict with any federal statute, treaty or policy, is preempted by the federal foreign affairs power to make and resolve war; and (3) whether California Code of Civil Procedure Â§ 354.3 is facially unconstitutional when the application to the case at bar poses no constitutional infirmity.