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Republic of Hungary v. Simon

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

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

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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 2020Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Simon, Rosalie, et al. submitted.
 
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