Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

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?

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