|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-88||D.C. Cir.||Feb 28, 2012||Apr 18, 2012||9-0||Sotomayor||OT 2011|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.
Holding: As it is used in the Torture Victim Protection Act, the term “individual” encompasses only natural persons and therefore does not impose liability on organizations.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on April 18, 2012. Justice Scalia did not join the opinion as to Part III-B. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion.
Merits Briefs for the Petitioners
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioners
Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party
Merits Briefs for Respondents
Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissents, says immigrant is asking only for "the small grace, to which he is legally entitled, of being allowed to remain in the country while he pursues his substantial claims for relief" https://twitter.com/AHoweBlogger/status/1352779432881217537
#SCOTUS will not block deportation of Haitian immigrant with serious mental illness while he appeals to Fifth Circuit. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a111_8nj9.pdf
Today we Tok’d about cert petitions and the court’s private conference.
Tell us. How do you pronounce certiorari?
We expect orders from the court’s private conference today on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. EST. Opinions at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Good news! The court will continue live audio streaming for its February sitting.
#SCOTUS announces that during the February argument session, which begins on 2/22, it will once again hear oral arguments by phone, w/live audio available to the public, b/c of COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_01-22-21
Check out the latest Relist Watch from @johnpelwood.
TEN new relists -- including 6 involving Pres. Trump/Trump Admin initiatives that strangely skipped the Jan. 15 conference: Emoluments Clause suits, Public Charge Rule, Title X abortion/counseling rule. Plus a call to revisit regulatory takings & Nevada's COVID restrictions. https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblogposts/status/1352358829317648384
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