Odhiambo v. Republic of Kenya

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1206 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether the courts, perpetuating a four-decade decisional gap over the heart of the Foreign Services Immunities Act, may decline jurisdiction without actually deciding that given by Congress, despite its purpose to provide court access and their unflagging obligation to exercise jurisdiction given, and (2) whether the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, under any construction, confers jurisdiction over a foreign state that directs its contract party and obligations to the United States, and carries on a six-year course of dealing, causing financial loss here, which the dissent below "readily" found created a "genuine nexus." CVSG: 05/24/2016.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 21 2015Application (14A783) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 27, 2015 to February 26, 2015, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 22 2015Application (14A783) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 26, 2015.
Feb 13 2015Application (14A783) to extend further the time from February 26, 2015 to March 28, 2015, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 18 2015Application (14A783) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 28, 2015.
Mar 30 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 4, 2015)
May 6 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 3, 2015.
Jun 17 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Jul 9 2015Response Requested . (Due August 10, 2015)
Jul 21 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 25, 2015.
Aug 25 2015Brief of respondents Republic of Kenya, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 24 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.
Jun 20 2016Supplemental brief of petitioner Peter George Odhiambo filed. (Distributed)
Jun 27 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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