Case Watch: Doe v. Zedillo, Supreme Court Petition

On May 7, 2014, I wrote about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s decision in Doe v. Zedillo, in which the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the complaint “with prejudice” (without leave to amend) based on a U.S. Government Suggestion of Immunity filed in […]

Article: Inviolability of Diplomatic and Consular Archives

Congress enacted the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”), 28 U.S.C. §1602 et seq., “[s]ubject to existing international agreements to which the United States is a party,” §§1604 and 1609. Two such international agreements to which the FSIA is “subject” are the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention […]

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