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Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1566 9th Cir. Jan 18, 2022 Apr 21, 2022 9-0 Kagan OT 2021

Holding: In a suit raising non-federal claims against a foreign state or instrumentality under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a court should determine the substantive law by using the same choice-of-law rule applicable in a similar suit against a private party.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on April 21, 2022.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 06 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 10, 2021)
May 14 2021Waiver of right of respondent Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation to respond filed.
May 18 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/3/2021.
May 24 2021Response Requested. (Due June 23, 2021)
May 24 2021Brief amici curiae of 14 Professors of Law filed.
Jun 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 23, 2021 to July 30, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 30, 2021.
Jul 29 2021Brief of respondent Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation in opposition filed.
Aug 17 2021Reply of petitioners David Cassirer, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 18 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Sep 30 2021Petition GRANTED.
Oct 14 2021Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Oct 19 2021Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits denied.
Oct 21 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, David Cassirer, et al.
Oct 21 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation
Nov 15 2021Brief of petitioners David Cassirer, et al filed.
Nov 15 2021Joint appendix filed (statement of cost received).
Nov 17 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Nov 17 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Nov 17 2021The record from the 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of The 1939 Society, et al. filed.
Nov 19 2021Brief amici curiae of B'nai B'rith International, et al. filed.
Nov 22 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 22 2021Brief amici curiae of Professors of Law filed.
Nov 22 2021Brief amici curiae of Comunidad Judía de Madrid and Federación de Comunidades Judías de España filed.
Nov 22 2021Brief amicus curiae of Mark B. Feldman filed.
Dec 14 2021CIRCULATED
Dec 15 2021Brief of respondent Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2021Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed.
Jan 06 2022The record received from the United States District Court Central District of California - 1 Box. Exhibits received has been electronically filed.
Jan 07 2022Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument GRANTED.
Jan 07 2022Reply of petitioners David Cassirer, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2022Argued. For petitioners: David Boies, Armonk, N. Y.; and Masha G. Hansford, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Thaddeus J. Stauber, Los Angeles, Cal.
Apr 21 2022Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
May 23 2022Judgment Issued