|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1094||2d Cir.||Nov 7, 2018||Mar 26, 2019||8-1||Alito||OT 2018|
Holding: When civil process is served on a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 28 U. S. C. §1608(a)(3) requires a mailing to be sent directly to the foreign minister’s office in the foreign state.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Alito on March 26, 2019. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 09 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2017)|
|Apr 10 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United Arab Emirates filed.|
|Apr 10 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia filed.|
|Apr 10 2017||Brief amici curiae of International Law Professors filed.|
|Apr 10 2017||Waiver of right of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. to respond filed.|
|Apr 10 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Government of National Accord, State of Libya filed.|
|Apr 13 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.|
|Apr 19 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.|
|Apr 26 2017||Response Requested. (Due May 26, 2017)|
|May 24 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 26, 2017.|
|Jun 26 2017||Brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jul 12 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.|
|Jul 13 2017||Reply of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 02 2017||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Jan 30 2018||Second supplemental brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.|
|Mar 09 2018||Supplemental brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. filed.|
|May 22 2018||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|May 29 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.|
|Jun 18 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.|
|Jun 25 2018||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jun 28 2018||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Jul 03 2018||Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including and August 15, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 18, 2018.|
|Aug 10 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Rick Harrison, et al..|
|Aug 10 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Republic of Sudan|
|Aug 15 2018||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received.) (To be reprinted.)|
|Aug 15 2018||Joint appendix filed. (Reprinted joint appendix submitted - September 7, 2018.)|
|Aug 15 2018||Brief of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed.|
|Aug 20 2018||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 7, 2018|
|Aug 21 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Government of National Accord, State of Libya filed.|
|Aug 22 2018||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Aug 22 2018||Brief amici curiae of International Law Professors filed.|
|Aug 22 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia filed.|
|Sep 10 2018||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.|
|Sep 11 2018||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit. The record is electronic and complete.|
|Sep 12 2018||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 17 2018||Record received from the U.S.D. C. Southern Dist. of New York. The record SEALED. ( 1 - Box)|
|Sep 18 2018||Brief of respondents Rick Harrison, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 24 2018||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Sep 25 2018||Brief amici curiae of Former U.S. Counterterrorism Officials, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 25 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 09 2018||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.|
|Oct 18 2018||Reply of petitioner Republic of Sudan filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 02 2018||Letter from respondents filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 07 2018||Argued. For petitioner: Christopher M. Curran, Washington, D. C.; and Erica Ross, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C.|
|Mar 26 2019||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
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