Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

The D.C. Circuit’s Opinion in the Mystery Subpoena Case: Unresolved Personal Jurisdiction Issues

The opinion, like the brief judgment previously released by the court, does not decide the important question of whether or not the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act affords immunity to foreign states and state-owned enterprises in criminal cases.

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Document: Supreme Court Decision in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran that Section 1610(g) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not provide a freestanding basis for allowing parties that hold terrorism-related judgments under Section 1605(a) of the FSIA to attach and execute the property of foreign states that would otherwise be subject to sovereign immunity protections.

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