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Samantar v. Yousef

Petition for certiorari denied on March 9, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1361 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether a foreign official’s common-law immunity for acts performed on behalf of a foreign state is abrogated by plaintiffs’ allegations that those official acts violate jus cogens norms of international law. CVSG: 1/30/2015.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 5 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 12, 2014)
Jun 3 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 14, 2014.
Jun 12 2014Brief amici curiae of Former Attorneys General of the United States filed.
Jun 12 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia filed.
Jul 14 2014Brief of respondents Bashe Abdi Yousuf, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 29 2014Reply of petitioner Mohamed Ali Samantar filed.
Jul 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.
Oct 14 2014The 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.
Jan 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Feb 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Feb 18 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Mohamed Ali Samantar filed. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2015Supplemental brief of respondents Bashe Abdi Yousuf, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 9 2015Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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