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United States v. Abu Zubaydah

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-827 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred when it rejected the United States’ assertion of the state-secrets privilege based on the court’s own assessment of potential harms to the national security, and required discovery to proceed further under 28 U.S.C. 1782(a) against former Central Intelligence Agency contractors on matters concerning alleged clandestine CIA activities.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 17 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2021)
Jan 06 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 19, 2021 to February 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 11, 2021.
Feb 11 2021Brief of respondents Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 03 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.
Mar 04 2021Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.
Mar 29 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
Apr 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.
Apr 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.