|Jan 25 2022
|Application (21A373) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 15, 2022 to May 13, 2022, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
|Main DocumentLower Court Orders/OpinionsProof of Service
|Jan 31 2022
|Application (21A373) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until May 13, 2022.
|May 13 2022
|Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 16, 2022)
|PetitionAppendixCertificate of Word CountProof of Service
|Jun 07 2022
|Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 16, 2022 to July 18, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
|Jun 09 2022
|Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 18, 2022.
|Jun 16 2022
|Brief amici curiae of Republic of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Pakistan filed.
|Main DocumentProof of ServiceCertificate of Word Count
Attorneys for the Republic of Azerbaijan and Pakistan have filed a "Friend of the Court" brief in the United States Supreme Court, in support of Turkish government-owned Halkbank, which is seeking dismissal of the criminal charges filed against it in SDNY in the Reza Zarrab "Oil for Gold" Iran sanctions evasion case. The brief support's Halkbank's position that it is protected by the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity, which bars suit against foreign governments, but is generally not applied when the entity has sufficient contacts within the United States, which the District Court held, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Halkbank then filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari at SCOTUS.
The US has not yet filed it brief.