Tag: Sudan

  • Case of the Day: Opati v. Sudan

    Here is a guest post from friend of Letters Blogatory Minyao Wang on Opati v. Sudan, the Supreme Court’s latest look at the FSIA. If I can editorialize about his last paragraph for a second: I don’t think that we should encourage Congress to think carefully about retroactivity when putting together a bill to allow […]

  • Case of the Day: Maalouf v. Iran

    The case of the day is Maalouf v. Iran (D.C. Cir. 2019). The cases arose out of the 1983 and 1984 bombings of US diplomatic missions in Beirut by Hizbullah and the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by Al Qaeda. The Iranian government has been linked to all of the […]

  • Sudan v. Harrison: The Oral Argument

    Sudan v. Harrison: The Oral Argument

    Letters Blogatory contributor Jared Hubbard, who represented a group of amici arguing in favor of Sudan, was at the Supreme Court yesterday for oral argument in Sudan v. Harrison, and he shares the following report. To set the stage: victims of the USS Cole bombing sued Sudan for damages. The plaintiffs sought to serve process […]

  • Update on Sudan v. Harrison

    Readers, here is a post from friend-of-the-blog Jared Hubbard, who is counsel to amici in Sudan v. Harrison, next term’s case on service of process under the FSIA. I wanted to follow on from Ted’s excellent work in keeping us updated about foreign service of process with some additional information on the Sudan v. Harrison […]

  • Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Sudan v. Harrison

    At the June 21 conference, shortly before the end of the Term, the Supreme Court granted a cert. petition in Republic of Sudan v. Harrison, which I covered back in 2016. The issue is whether you can comply with the FSIA’s service requirements by sending the summons and complaint by mail to the foreign state’s […]