|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1165||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case.
Issue: Whether a foreign state itself is immune from suit in the United States in a case in which rights in property taken in violation of international law are at issue, the property is located outside the United States, the property is owned or operated by an agency or instrumentality of the foreign state, and that agency or instrumentality is engaged in commercial activity in the United States. CVSG: 12/04/2018.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 11 2017||Application (17A629) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 2, 2018 to March 2, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Dec 12 2017||Application (17A629) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 2, 2018.|
|Feb 16 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 23, 2018)|
|Feb 26 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 23, 2018 to April 23, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 28 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 23, 2018.|
|Mar 23 2018||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat.|
|Mar 23 2018||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by AJC (Formally The American Jewish Committee), et al.|
|Apr 09 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 23, 2018 to May 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 11 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 21, 2018.|
|May 21 2018||Brief of respondents Republic of Hungary, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 04 2018||Reply of petitioners David L. de Csepel, et al. filed.|
|Jun 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.|
|Jun 05 2018||Supplemental brief of respondents Republic of Hungary, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 25 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Dec 04 2018||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 18 2018||Supplemental brief of petitioners David L. de Csepel, et al. filed.|
|Dec 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.|
|Jan 07 2019||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat GRANTED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Jan 07 2019||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by AJC, et al. GRANTED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Jan 07 2019||Petition DENIED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050