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Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization

Petition for certiorari granted, judgment vacated and case remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit for futher consideration in light of the Promoting Security and Justice for Victims Terrorism Act of 2019, on April 27, 2020

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-764 2nd Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority consented to personal jurisdiction when they chose to maintain facilities within the United States after the date specified in the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1992; and (2) whether the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause bars federal courts from exercising jurisdiction authorized by Congress over a defendant whose criminal conduct harms a U.S. citizen outside of the United States.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 10 2019Application (19A283) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 21, 2019 to December 20, 2019, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Sep 12 2019Application (19A283) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until December 20, 2019.
Dec 13 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 15, 2020)
Dec 20 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 15, 2020 to March 16, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 23 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 16, 2020.
Jan 15 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Senator Charles Grassley, et al.
Jan 21 2020Response to motion of amicus curiae brief by Senator Charles Grassley, et al. from respondents Palestine Liberation Organization, et al. filed.
Jan 30 2020Supplemental brief of petitioners Mark Sokolow, et al. filed.
Mar 13 2020Brief of respondents Palestine Liberation Organization, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 25 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from April 1, 2020 to April 8, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 26 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until April 8, 2020, granted.
Apr 07 2020Reply of petitioners Mark Sokolow, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/24/2020.
Apr 27 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Senator Charles Grassley, et al. GRANTED.
Apr 27 2020Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of the Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act of 2019, Pub. L. No. 116–94, div. J, tit. IX, § 903, 133 Stat. 3082.
May 29 2020JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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