Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Kingdom of Spain v. Estate of Claude Cassirer

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-786 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2011

Issue: 1. Whether the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act “expropriation exception” permits U.S. courts to strip a foreign sovereign of its presumptive sovereign immunity simply because it owns property allegedly taken in violation of international law by another nation? 2. Whether a plaintiff relying on the FSIA’s expropriation exception must exhaust available remedies in the relevant country before invoking the jurisdiction of U.S. courts?

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot