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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.

Alien Tort Statute

Jesner v. Arab Bank: The Supreme Court Should Not Miss the Opportunity to Clarify the “Touch and Concern” Test

Jesner v. Arab Bank, a case concerning the Alien Tort Statute in which the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Wednesday, will give the court a chance to clarify the cryptic "touch and concern" standard.

U.S. Supreme Court

Government Files Response Brief in Carpenter v. US

Yesterday, the government filed a response brief in Carpenter v. United States, arguing that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that the government's acquisition of cell phone records did not violate the Fourth Amendment should be affirmed. Counsel for Timothy I. Carpenter filed the cert petition on September 26, 2016, which was granted on June 5, 2017.  You can read the full brief here: 

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