Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mathew Staver , Orlando, FL, for petitioners.
Sopan Joshi for United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting reversal.
Douglas Hallward-Driemeier , Washington, DC, for respondents.
Scott E. Gant , Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Washington, DC, Samuel J. Dubbin , P.A. Dubbin & Kravetz LLP, Coral Gables, FL, Laura W. Brill , Nicholas Daum , Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP, Los Angeles, CA, David Boies , Counsel of Record, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Armonk, NY, David A. Barrett , Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, New York, NY, Stephen N. Zack , Andrew S. Brenner , Rossana Baeza , Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Miami, FL, for petitioners.
Sarah Erickson Andre , Counsel of Record, Thaddeus J. Stauber Nixon Peabody LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for respondent.
Justice KAGAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA), 28 U.S.C. § 1602 et seq., a foreign state or instrumentality is amenable in specified circumstances to suit in an American court. In this case, the plaintiffs brought such a suit to recover expropriated property. The question...
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