|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-770||2d Cir.||Jan 13, 2016||Apr 20, 2016||6-2||Ginsburg||OT 2015|
Holding: Section 8772 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which makes a set of assets held at a New York bank for Bank Markazi, the Central Bank of Iran, available for post-judgment execution to partially satisfy judgments in actions brought by victims of terrorist acts sponsored by Iran, does not violate the separation of powers.
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on April 20, 2016. Justice Thomas joined in all but Part II-C of the opinion. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 29 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2015)|
|Jan 23 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 2, 2015.|
|Mar 02 2015||Brief of respondents Deborah Peterson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 17 2015||Reply of petitioner Bank Markazi, aka The Central Bank of Iran filed.|
|Mar 18 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 3, 2015.|
|Apr 06 2015||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Aug 19 2015||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Sep 01 2015||Supplemental brief of petitioner Bank Markazi, aka The Central Bank of Iran filed.|
|Sep 02 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Oct 01 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Nov 06 2015||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Bank Markazi, aka The Central Bank of Iran.|
|Nov 16 2015||Brief of petitioner Bank Markazi, aka The Central Bank of Iran filed.|
|Nov 20 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, In support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner|
|Nov 20 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondents, Deborah Peterson, et al.|
|Nov 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts Scholars filed.|
|Nov 24 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 13, 2016|
|Nov 30 2015||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Dec 04 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.|
|Dec 11 2015||Record received from U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York. The record is SEALED, and arrived in 4 Boxes.|
|Dec 15 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 16 2015||Brief of respondents Deborah Peterson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 17 2015||Record received from U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit. The record is electronic, also received is one box of SEALED records.|
|Dec 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Security Law Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 22 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The United States Senate filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 22 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Agudas Chasidei Chabad filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Former Senior Officials of the Office of Legal Counsel filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives, and 225 Individual Members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Defense of Democracies filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law and Federal Courts Scholars filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Current United States Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Lindsey O. Graham, Ted Cruz, and Christopher A. Coons filed. (Distributed).|
|Jan 06 2016||Reply of petitioner Bank Markazi, aka The Central Bank of Iran filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 08 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Jan 13 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey A. Lamken, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Theodore B. Olson, Washington, D. C.; and Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae).|
|Apr 20 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined, and in all but Part II-C of which Thomas, J., joined. Roberts, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.|
|May 23 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Aug 21 2018||Record from the U.D.C.A. 2nd Circuit has been returned.|
|Aug 21 2018||Record from the U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York has been returned.|
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