Monday, January 12, 2009

Ministry of Defense v. Elahi

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument in Ministry of Defense v. Elahi (No. 07-615). The question presented is: "Is an attachment against foreign sovereign property permissible when that property is 'at issue in claims against the United States before an international tribunal,' and that property is not a 'blocked asset,' pursuant to the terms of the 2000 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act?" Briefs and a more detailed description of the case can be found here.