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Docket Number17-1011
Term2018
Full NameBudha Ismail Jam v. International Finance Corporation
Short NameJam v. International Finance Corporation
PetitionerBudha Ismail Jam
RespondentInternational Finance Corporation
Date Argued (Reargued)Oct. 31, 2018
Date Decided

Question Presented

1. Whether the International Organizations Immunities Act-which affords international organizations the "same immunity" from suit that foreign governments have, 22 U.S.C. § 288a (b)(cid:173) confers the same immunity on such organizations as foreign governments have under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1602-11. 2. If not, what are the rules governing the immunity to which international organizations are entitled? GRANTED LIMITED TO QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE PETITION.

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Case Events

NoDateDescription
37 2018-09-17Amicus brief of African Union, et al. submitted.
36 2018-09-17Brief amici curiae of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, et al. filed. (Distributed)
35 2018-09-17Brief amici curiae of Former Executive Branch Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
34 2018-09-17Brief amici curiae of Former Secretaries of State and Secretaries of the Treasury filed. (Distributed)
33 2018-09-17Brief amici curiae of Member Countries and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency filed. (Distributed)
32 2018-09-17Brief amici curiae of International Law Experts filed. (Distributed)
31 2018-09-12CIRCULATED
30 2018-09-11Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
29 2018-09-10Brief of respondent International Finance Corporation filed.
28 2018-09-10Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Dist. of Columbia Circuit.
27 2018-08-20SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
26 2018-07-31Brief amici curiae of Center for International Environmental Law, et al. filed.
25 2018-07-31Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
24 2018-07-31Brief amici curiae of Professors of International Organization and International Law filed.
23 2018-07-31Brief amici curiae of Bipartisan Members of Congress filed.
22 2018-07-24Brief of petitioners Budha Ismail Jam, et al. filed.
21 2018-07-24Motion for a further extension of time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is further extended to and including July 24, 2018. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including September 10, 2018.
20 2018-07-09Motion for a further extension of time to file the opening briefs on the merits filed.
19 2018-07-03Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Budha Ismail Jam, et al.
18 2018-07-02Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, International Finance Corporation.
17 2018-07-02Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 13, 2018. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 29, 2018.
16 2018-06-27Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Budha Ismail Jam, et al.
15 2018-06-15Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
14 2018-05-21Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
13 2018-05-14DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.
12 2018-04-18Reply of petitioners Budha Ismail Jam, et al. filed. (Distributed)
11 2018-04-18DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
10 2018-03-30Brief of respondent International Finance Corporation in opposition filed.
9 2018-03-15Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 30, 2018.
8 2018-03-13Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 23, 2018 to March 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
7 2018-02-21Brief amicus curiae of International Law Scholars filed.
6 2018-02-12Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 23, 2018.
5 2018-02-09Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Budha Ismail Jam, et al..
4 2018-02-09Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
3 2018-01-19Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 21, 2018)
2 2017-12-11Application (17A606) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 25, 2018.
1 2017-12-01Application (17A606) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 25, 2017 to January 25, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Francis A. Vasquez Jr.International Finance CorporationAmicusWhite & Case LLP701 13th Street NWWashington, DC 20005fvasquez@whitecase.com202-626-3600respondent
Jeffrey L. FisherBudha Ismail Jam, et al.Counsel of RecordStanford Law School Supreme Court Clinic559 Nathan Abbott WayStanford, CA 94305-8610jlfisher@law.stanford.edu650-724-1900petitioner
Jeffrey T. GreenInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development, et al.Counsel of RecordSidley Austin1501 K Street, NWWashington, DC 20005jgreen@sidley.com202 736 8291other
Jonathan I. BlackmanAfrican Union, et al.Counsel of RecordCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPOne Liberty PlazaNew York, NY 10006jblackman@cgsh.com212-225-2490other
Jonathan Saul FranklinFormer Executive Branch AttorneysCounsel of RecordNorton Rose Fulbright US, LLP799 9th Street NWSuite 1000Washington, DC 20001jonathan.franklin@nortonrosefulbright.com2026620466other
Lawrence H. MartinINTERNATIONAL LAW EXPERTSCounsel of RecordFoley Hoag LLP1717 K Street NWWashington, DC 20006lhm@foleyhoag.com2022617395other
Nikesh JindalBipartisan Members of CongressCounsel of RecorKing & Spalding LLP1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20006njindal@kslaw.com202-383-8933other
Noel J. FranciscoUSACounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217other
Paul D. ClementMultilateral Investment Guarantee AgencyCounsel of RecordKirkland & Ellis LLP655 Fifteenth Street, NWWashington, DC 20005paul.clement@kirkland.com(202) 879-5000other
William Joseph AcevesInternational Law ScholarsCounsel of Record225 Cedar StreetSan Diego, CA 92101-3090wja@cwsl.edu619-515-1589other
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