This resolution directed the Senate’s legal counsel to appear as amicus curiae, or ‘friend of the court,’ to represent the Senate’s interests in a Supreme Court case relating to the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (see *H.R. 1905 of 5/13/11). Specifically, the court was considering the constitutionality of the congressional order for a federal court to require the surrender of the U.S.-held assets of Bank Markazi, Iran’s central bank, to pay damages to victims of acts of terrorism allegedly sponsored by Iran.
1 cosponsor (1D).
Last major action: 12/10/15 agreed to in Senate by unanimous consent.