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.

Republic of Iraq v. Beaty, et al.; Republic of Iraq, et al. v. Robert Simon, et al.

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07-1090 D.C. Cir. Apr 20, 2009
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Jun 8, 2009 9-0 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether U.S. Courts have jurisdiction over Iraq in claims involving alleged misdeeds that occurred during Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 8, 2009.

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