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Philipp v. Federal Republic of Germany

Petition for certiorari denied on July 2, 2020

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-520 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether the Federal Republic of Germany, a foreign state, is subject to jurisdiction under the expropriation exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for claims to property that was taken in violation of international law because Germany’s instrumentality (and possessor of the property at issue), Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, is engaged in commercial activity in the United States. CVSG: 5/26/2020.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 21, 2019)
Oct 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 21, 2019 to December 13, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 13, 2019.
Dec 13 2019Brief of respondents Germany, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Dec 30 2019Reply of petitioners Alan Philipp, et al. filed. (Distributed)
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. VIDED.
Jun 08 2020Supplemental brief of petitioners Alan Philipp, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2020.
Jul 02 2020Petition DENIED.