Friday, January 12, 2018

SCOTUS cert grant on deference to a foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its own law

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. (No. 16-1220), limited to the following question:

Whether a court may exercise independent review of an appearing foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its domestic law (as held by the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits), or whether a court is “bound to defer” to a foreign government’s legal statement, as a matter of international comity, whenever the foreign government appears before the court (as held by the opinion below in accord with the Ninth Circuit).

You can find all the cert-stage briefing—and follow the merits briefs as they come in—at SCOTUSblog and at the newly e-friendly Supreme Court website.

 

 

 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2018/01/scotus-cert-grant-on-deference-to-a-foreign-sovereigns-interpretation-of-its-own-law.html

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