|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1268||D.C. Cir.||Feb 24, 2020||May 18, 2020||8-0||Gorsuch||OT 2019|
Holding: Plaintiffs in a suit against a foreign state for personal injury or death caused by acts of terrorism under 28 U. S. C. § 1605A(c) may seek punitive damages for preenactment conduct.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on May 18, 2020. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 22 2017||Application (17A680) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 1, 2018 to March 2, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Dec 27 2017||Application (17A680) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 2, 2018.|
|Mar 02 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 9, 2018)|
|Apr 09 2018||Brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 08 2018||Reply of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.|
|May 22 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.|
|Jun 11 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 21 2019||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.|
|Jun 04 2019||Supplemental brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 26 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2019.|
|Jun 28 2019||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 2 presented by the petition. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
|Jul 26 2019||Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Aug 02 2019||Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 17, 2019. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including November 22, 2019.|
|Sep 17 2019||Brief of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.|
|Sep 17 2019||Joint appendix filed.|
|Sep 24 2019||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Nov 22 2019||Brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. filed.|
|Nov 26 2019||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Nov 26 2019||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, February 24, 2020.|
|Dec 09 2019||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Dec 23 2019||Reply of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.|
|Jan 09 2020||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.|
|Jan 13 2020||The record from the U.S.D.C. DC circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Jan 21 2020||CIRCULATED|
|Feb 24 2020||Argued. For petitioners: Matthew D. McGill, Washington, D. C.; and Erica L. Ross, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Christopher M. Curran, Washington, D. C.|
|May 18 2020||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Kavanaugh, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
|Jun 19 2020||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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