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Mutond v. Lewis

Petition for certiorari denied on June 29, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-185 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a plaintiff can preclude conduct-based immunity for foreign government officials merely by suing them in their personal capacities; and (2) whether the Torture Victim Protection Act abrogates all common-law conduct-based immunity for foreign officials, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held below, or leaves immunity intact, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits have held. CVSG: 5/26/2020.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 24 2019Application (18A1228) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 10, 2019 to August 9, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 29 2019Application (18A1228) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 9, 2019.
Aug 09 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 11, 2019)
Aug 26 2019Waiver of right of respondent Darryl Lewis to respond filed.
Sep 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 13 2019Response Requested. (Due October 15, 2019)
Sep 27 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 15, 2019 to November 14, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 14, 2019.
Oct 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 14, 2019 to December 9, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 31 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 9, 2019.
Dec 09 2019Brief of respondent Darryl Lewis in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Dec 23 2019Reply of petitioners Kalev Mutond, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 26 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 09 2020Supplemental brief of respondent Darryl Lewis filed. (Distributed)
Jun 15 2020Supplemental brief of petitioners Kalev Mutond, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 29 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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