|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-534||7th Cir.||Dec 4, 2017||Feb 21, 2018||8-0||Sotomayor||OT 2017|
Holding: Section 1610(g) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 does not provide a freestanding basis for parties holding a judgment under Section 1605A to attach and execute against the property of a foreign state; rather, for Section 1610(g) to apply, the immunity of the property at issue must be rescinded under a separate provision within Section 1610.
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 21, 2018. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 17 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 18, 2016)|
|Nov 16 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 25, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Nov 22 2016||Brief of respondent Field Museum of Natural History in opposition filed.|
|Nov 23 2016||Brief of respondent Islamic Republic of Iran filed.|
|Nov 23 2016||Brief of respondent The University of Chicago in opposition filed.|
|Dec 06 2016||Reply of petitioners Jenny Rubin, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 07 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.|
|Dec 09 2016||Letter of December 6, 2016, from counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)|
|Jan 09 2017||The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
|May 23 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 06 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioners Jenny Rubin, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 06 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.|
|Jun 26 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2017.|
|Jun 27 2017||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
|Jul 31 2017||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 1, 2017.|
|Jul 31 2017||The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including October 23, 2017.|
|Aug 23 2017||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Jenny Rubin, et al.|
|Sep 01 2017||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent Islamic Republic of Iran.|
|Sep 01 2017||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Jenny Rubin, et al.|
|Sep 01 2017||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Field Museum of Natural History on 09/13/2017|
|Sep 01 2017||Brief of petitioner Jenny Rubin, et al. filed.|
|Sep 05 2017||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, University of Chicago on 09/12/2017|
|Sep 08 2017||Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Defense of Democracies filed.|
|Sep 08 2017||Brief amici curiae of Victims of Iranian Terrorism filed.|
|Sep 08 2017||Brief amici curiae of Former U.S. Counterterrorism Officials, et al. filed.|
|Sep 13 2017||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Jenny Rubin, et al. on 09/13/2017|
|Sep 25 2017||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Oct 06 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, December 4, 2017.|
|Oct 10 2017||Letter of respondent Field Museum of Natural History advising the Court that it has no interest in the outcome of proceedings in this Court and waiving the filing of a brief on the merits.|
|Oct 20 2017||CIRCULATED|
|Oct 23 2017||Brief of respondent Islamic Republic of Iran filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 23 2017||Brief of respondent University of Chicago filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 30 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 30 2017||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Nov 21 2017||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Nov 22 2017||Reply of petitioners Jenny Rubin, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 04 2017||Argued. For petitioners: Asher Perlin, Hollywood, Fla. For respondents: David A. Strauss, Chicago, Ill; and Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)|
|Feb 21 2018||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Kagan, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|Mar 26 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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