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Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

Petition for certiorari denied on June 25, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-431 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether Section 1609 of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, which provides that the property of a foreign state and its agencies and instrumentalities is immune from execution and attachment unless that property falls within a statutory exception to immunity, permits discovery in aid of execution only with respect to specific property identified by the plaintiff as potentially subject to attachment. (Scalia, J., and Kagan, J., recused)

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot