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Golan v. Saada

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1034 2nd Cir. Mar 22, 2022 Jun 15, 2022 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2021

Holding: A court is not categorically required to examine all possible ameliorative measures before denying a Hague Convention petition for return of a child to a foreign country once the court has found that return would expose the child to a grave risk of harm.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 15, 2022.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 26 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 1, 2021)
Mar 01 2021Brief of respondent Isacco Saada in opposition filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Individuals and Organizations Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence (Sanctuary for Families, Inc., et al.) filed.
Mar 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of Frederick K. Cox International Law Center filed.
Mar 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
Mar 16 2021Reply of petitioner Narkis Golan filed. (Distributed)
Apr 05 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Oct 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.
Dec 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/10/2021.
Dec 10 2021Petition GRANTED.
Jan 11 2022Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Narkis Golan
Jan 19 2022Brief of petitioner Narkis Golan filed.
Jan 19 2022Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 24 2022Brief amici curiae of Child Justice, Inc., Prevent Child Abuse NY and Professor Jennifer Baum filed.
Jan 24 2022Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Isacco Saada
Jan 26 2022Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Hague Convention Delegates Jamison Selby Borek & James Hergen filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Former Judges filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Social Workers, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amicus curiae of Frederick K. Cox International Law Center filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Domestic Violence Survivors filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Individuals and Organizations Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence (Sanctuary for Families, Inc. et al.) filed.
Jan 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Italian Organizations Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence filed.
Jan 27 2022Brief amicus curiae of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in support of neither party filed.
Jan 27 2022The record received from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit has been electronically filed.
Jan 28 2022ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
Feb 03 2022The record received from the U.S.D.C. Eastern District of New York has been electronically filed.
Feb 11 2022CIRCULATED
Feb 18 2022Brief of respondent Isacco Saada filed. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2022Brief amicus curiae of International Academy of Family Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
Feb 25 2022Brief amici curiae of Professors of Law Linda J. Silberman, Robert G. Spector, and Louise Ellen Teitz filed. (Distributed)
Feb 25 2022Brief amicus curiae of Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA) filed. (Distributed)
Feb 25 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 filed.
Mar 04 2022Proposal of respondent to lodge a copy and a certified English translation of the December 16, 2021 order of the Milan Court of First Instance in Saada v. Golan filed. (Distributed)
Mar 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 in part, and the time is allotted as follows: 20 minutes for petitioner, 15 minutes for the Solicitor General, and 35 minutes for respondent.
Mar 11 2022Reply of petitioner Narkis Golan filed. (Distributed)
Mar 15 2022The Clerk has approved respondent's lodging proposal of March 4, 2022.
Mar 15 2022Redacted order and redacted certified English translation of December 16, 2021 order of Court of First Instance of Milan lodged. (Distributed)
Mar 22 2022Argued. For petitioner: Karen R. King, New York, N. Y. For United States, as amicus curiae: Frederick Liu, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Richard Min, New York, N. Y.
Jun 15 2022Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 24 2022Application (21A865) to issue the judgment forthwith, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.