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Republic of Hungary v. Simon

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1447 D.C. Cir. Dec 7, 2020
TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issue: Whether a district court may abstain from exercising jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for reasons of international comity, in a matter in which former Hungarian nationals have sued the nation of Hungary to recover the value of property lost in Hungary during World War II but the plaintiffs made no attempt to exhaust local Hungarian remedies.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 16 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 19, 2019)
Jun 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 19, 2019 to July 23, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 23, 2019.
Jul 23 2019Brief of respondents Simon, Rosalie, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 06 2019Reply of petitioners Republic of Hungary, et al. filed.
Aug 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 19 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED 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 08 2020Supplemental brief of respondents Simon, Rosalie, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 08 2020Supplemental brief of petitioners Republic of Hungary, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2020.
Jul 02 2020Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jul 28 2020Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jul 30 2020Motion 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 4, 2020. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 22, 2020.
Jul 30 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Simon, Rosalie, et al.
Aug 04 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Republic of Hungary, et al.
Sep 04 2020Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Sep 04 2020Brief of petitioners Republic of Hungary, et al. filed.
Sep 11 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 11 2020Brief amici curiae of Professors Samuel Estreicher And Thomas H. Lee in support of neither party filed (also in 19-351). VIDED
Sep 11 2020Brief amicus curiae of Societe Nationale SNCF SA in support of neither party filed (also in 19-351). VIDED.
Sep 11 2020Proposal of petitioners to lodge non-record materials pursuant to Sup. Ct. R. 32.3 filed.
Sep 11 2020Motion Motion of Davis R. Robinson, Abraham D. Sofaer, David P. Stewart, and Edwin Williamson to Consider Brief of Amici Curiae Filed By Movants in Germany v. Phillip, No. 19-351 as an Amici Curiae Brief in This Case filed by Davis R. Robinson, et al.
Sep 16 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, December 7, 2020.
Oct 08 2020Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.
Oct 22 2020Brief of respondents Simon, Rosalie, et al. filed.
Oct 27 2020CIRCULATED
Oct 27 2020Amicus brief of Former State Department Attorney Mark B. Feldman submitted.
Oct 28 2020Amicus brief of The 1939 Society, Michael Bazyler, Bet Tzedek, Center for the Study of Law & Genocide at LMU Loyola Law School, and The Holocaust Education Center in the Desert, Inc. d/b/a Tolerance Education Center submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of The World Jewish Congress, Commission for Art Recovery, and Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder submitted.
Oct 29 2020Proposal to lodge materials under Rule 32.3 of The World Jewish Congress, Commission for Art Recovery, and Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder submitted.
Oct 29 2020Motion of United States for leave to participate in oral argument and for divided argument submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and other adovcates for Holocaust restitution submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of Members of the United States House of Representatives submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of Professor William S. Dodge and Professor Maggie Gardner submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and Professor Irwin Cotler submitted.
Oct 29 2020Amicus brief of Holocaust Survivors Foundation, USA, Inc., Renee Firestone, David Mermelstein, David Schaecter, Klaire Firestone, Thomas Weiss, M.D., And Naomi Vilko, M.D. submitted.
 
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