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Docket for 03-339
No. 03-339
Vide 03-485
Title:
Jose Francisco Sosa, Petitioner
v.
Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al.
Docketed:September 5, 2003
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(99-56880)
  Decision Date:June 3, 2003
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 2 2003 Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 6, 2003)
Sep 25 2003 Brief of respondent United States in support filed.
Oct 2 2003 Blanket consent to the filing of amici briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner and counsel for the respondent.
Oct 6 2003 Brief of respondents Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 6 2003 Brief amici curiae of National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., et al. filed.
Oct 6 2003 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Oct 6 2003 Brief amici curiae of Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and Rutherford Institute filed.
Nov 12 2003 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 26, 2003.
Nov 12 2003 Reply of petitioner Jose Francisco Sosa filed. (Distributed)
Dec 1 2003 Petition GRANTED The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Dec 30 2003 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' briefs on the merits to and including January 23, 2004.
Jan 5 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner
Jan 12 2004 SET FOR ARGUMENT Tuesday, March 30, 2004.
Jan 16 2004 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner (VIDED).
Jan 23 2004 Brief amici curiae of National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Manufacturers filed. VIDED.
Jan 23 2004 Brief of petitioner Jose Francisco Sosa filed.
Jan 23 2004 Brief of respondent United States in support of petitioner filed.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amicus curiae of European Commission in Support of Neither party filed.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amici curiae of Governments of Commonwealth of Australia, et al. filed.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amici curiae of Professors of International Law, Federal Jurisdiction, and the Foreign Relations Law of the United States filed.
Jan 23 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 26 2004 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Jan 30 2004 CIRCULATED.
Feb 5 2004 Record received from U.S.C.A. for Central California by Chambers of Judge Margaret McKeown, U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit)
Feb 5 2004 Record returned to U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Feb 20 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Feb 26 2004 Brief amicus curiae of National and Foreign Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief of respondents Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Career Foreign Service Diplomats filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amicus curiae of International Jurists filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Center for Justice and Accountability, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of International Human Rights Organizations and Religious Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Alien Friends Representing Hungarian Jews and Bougainvilleans Interests filed.
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Women's Human Rights Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of World Jewish Congress and American Jewish Committee filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Professors of Federal Jurisdiction and Legal History filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Presbyterian Church of Sudan, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Corporate Social Responsibility filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2004 Brief amici curiae of Surviving Family Members of the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks filed. (Distributed)
Mar 5 2004 Motion for enlargement of time for oral argument and for divided argument filed by respondent the Solicitor General.
Mar 19 2004 Motion for enlargement of time for oral argument and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 23 2004 Reply of United States as respondent supporting petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2004 Reply of petitioner Jose Francisco Sosa filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2004 Argued. For petitioner United States: Paul D. Clement, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For petitioner Sosa: Carter G. Phillips, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Paul L. Hoffman, Venice, Cal.
Jun 29 2004 Judgment REVERSED. Souter, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, Parts I and III of which were unanimous, Part II of which was joined by Rehnquist, C. J., and Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., and part IV of which was joined by Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ. Scalia, j., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Thomas, J., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Breyer, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.
Jul 30 2004 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 6 2004 Acknowledgement of receipt (08/06/04) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
    Counsel of Record1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: United States
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
    Counsel of Record1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Jose Francisco Sosa
Attorneys for Respondents:
Paul L. Hoffman Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP(310) 396-0731
    Counsel of Record723 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA  90291
Hoffpaul@aol.com
Party name: Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al.
Other:
William J. Aceves California Western School of Law(619) 525-1413
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA  92101
wja@cwsl.edu
Party name: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and Rutherford Institute and National and Foreign Legal Scholars
 
Donald B. Ayer Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001-2113
dbayer@jonesday.com
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation, et al.
 
Donald I. Baker Baker & Miller PLLC(202) 663-7820
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20037
dbaker@bakermiller.com
Party name: Governments of Commonwealth of Australia, et al.
 
Steve W. Berman Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP(206) 623-7292
1918 Eighth Avenue
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA  98101
steve@hbsslaw.com
Party name: Alien Friends Representing Hungarian Jews and Bougainvilleans Interests
 
Thomas E. Bishop Holland & Knight(904) 353-2000
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3900
Jacksonville, FL  32202
Party name: Career Foreign Service Diplomats
 
Anthony T. Caso Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence(714) 628-2666
c/o Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
caso@chapman.edu
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Terence P. Collingsworth International Labor Rights Fund(202) 347-4100
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC  20009-1174
Party name: Corporate Social Responsibility
 
Rhonda Copelon International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic(718) 340-4300
University of New York School of Law
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, NY  11367
Party name: Women's Human Rights Organizations
 
Jeffrey P. Cunard Debevoise & Plimpton LLP(202) 383-8118
555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: European Commission
 
Carey R. D'Avino Berger & Montague(215) 875-3000
1622 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
cdavino@bm.net
Party name: Presbyterian Church of Sudan, et al.
 
Laurel E. Fletcher Internationa Human Rights Law Clinic(510) 643-4792
University of California School of Law
Berkeley, CA  94720
Party name: Center for Justice and Accountability, et al.
 
Paul R. Friedman Shea & Gardner
1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: National Association of Manufacturers
 
Harold Hongju Koh Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic(203) 432-1660
National Litigation Project
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT  06510
Party name: International Jurists
 
Bill Lann Lee Lewis Feinberg Lee Renaker & Jackson(510) 839-6824
476 9th St.
Oakland, CA  94607
blee@lewisfeinberg.com
Party name: World Jewish Congress and American Jewish Committee
 
Daniel M. Petrocelli O'Melveny & Myers LLP(310) 246-6850
1999 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA  90067
dpetrocelli@omm.com
Party name: National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., et al.
 
Richard A. Samp Washington Legal Foundation(202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
rsamp@wlf.org
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
Paul B. Stephan 580 Massie Rd.(434) 924-7098
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Party name: Professors of International Law, Federal Jurisdiction, and the Foreign Relations Law of the United States
 
Beth Stephens Rutgers-Camden Law School(856) 885-6384
217 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ  08102
Party name: International Human Rights Organizations and Religious Organizations
 
Nicholas W. Van Aelstyn Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP(415) 772-6000
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA  94104-2878
Party name: Professors of Federal Jurisdiction and Legall History
 
Penny M. Venetis Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic(973) 353-5687
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
penny@kinoy.rutgers.edu
Party name: Surviving Family Members of the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
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