Monday abstract – SCOTUSblog

Posted on Monday December 7th, 2020 at 7:00 am by James Romoser

The Supreme Court will hear five cases this week in the court’s final oral submission for 2020. At the session on Monday, the judges will hear two cases filed by Holocaust survivors on important issues of international law. The survivors – or their heirs – are demanding compensation for valuable art and other property that was confiscated or sold from Germany and Hungary during the Holocaust. Federal Republic of Germany versus Philipp asks whether US courts are competent to resolve claims arising from the alleged confiscation of property by one’s own country within its own borders. Both Germany and the Republic of Hungary ask against Simon whether US courts can and should dispense with resolving such claims according to the doctrine of the “international community”. You can find our preview of the question of jurisdiction in Germany here. You can find our preview of the comity question in Germany and Hungary here.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m. EST. Previously, the court is expected to publish orders from its private conference last Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Here is a recap of other Supreme Court news and commentary from across the web:

[Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to SCOTUSblog in various capacities, is among counsel for Rosalie Simon and the other plaintiffs in Hungary v. Simon. The author of this article is not affiliated with the firm.]

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