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On Monday, the Supreme Court released additional orders from the October 18 conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket.

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Opati v. Republic of Sudan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1268 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether, consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in Republic of Austria v. Altmann, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act applies retroactively, thereby permitting recovery of punitive damages 28 U.S.C. § 1605A(c) against foreign states for terrorist activities occurring prior to the passage of the current version of the statute. CVSG: 05/21/2019.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 22 2017Application (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 2017Application (17A680) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 2, 2018.
Mar 02 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 9, 2018)
Apr 09 2018Brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. in opposition filed.
May 08 2018Reply of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.
May 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 21 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 04 2019Supplemental brief of respondents Republic of Sudan, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2019.
Jun 28 2019Petition GRANTED limited to Question 2 presented by the petition. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Jul 26 2019Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Aug 02 2019Joint 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 2019Brief of petitioners Monicah Okoba Opati, et al. filed.
Sep 17 2019Joint appendix filed.
Sep 24 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
 
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