|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-830||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 16|
Issue: (1) Whether, under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, as applied to the New York Convention by Article III, a foreign forum is per se inadequate because specific assets in the United States cannot be attached by a foreign court, as the D.C. Circuit has held, or whether it is adequate if it has jurisdiction and some attachable assets, as the Second Circuit held; and (2) whether, under Article V(2)(b) of the New York Convention, the public policy in favor of arbitration yields where confirmation of an arbitral award would be contrary to countervailing public policies, such as those grounded in constitutional separation of powers principles, combating government corruption and/or international comity. CVSG: 12/07/2016.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 22 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 25, 2016)|
|Dec 31 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 24, 2016.|
|Feb 24 2016||Brief of respondent Belize Social Development Limited in opposition filed.|
|Mar 8 2016||Reply of petitioner Government of Belize filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 9 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2016.|
|Mar 28 2016||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Dec 7 2016||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 21 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.|
|Dec 21 2016||Supplemental brief of petitioner Government of Belize filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 9 2017||Petition DENIED.|
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