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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Klieman v. Palestinian Authority

Pending petition

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-741 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Palestinian Authority-Palestinian Liberation Organization has the right to raise a due process defense under the Fifth Amendment—a defense that the Supreme Court has ruled unavailable to U.S. state sovereigns and that many courts have ruled unavailable to foreign sovereigns—while simultaneously asserting its status as a foreign sovereign in a case against the United States at the International Court of Justice, which handicaps Congress’ constitutional powers; (2) whether a court can override Congress’ intent to subject the PA-PLO under the Anti-Terrorism Act to civil litigation in U.S. courts, despite Congress’ constitutional authority to amend the jurisdiction of federal courts and protect Americans from acts of PA-PLO terrorism; and (3) whether the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause, which allows criminal prosecution of a terrorist who murders a U.S. citizen, as well any person or entity that supported the crime, would nonetheless bar a lawsuit by the victim’s family to impose civil liability on the same actors under the same U.S. Code section.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 11 2019Application (19A296) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 6, 2019 to December 5, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Sep 16 2019Application (19A296) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 5, 2019.
Dec 05 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 10, 2020)
Dec 20 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 20 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 13, 2020.
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