A resolution to direct the Senate Legal Counsel to appear as amicus curiae in the name of the Senate in Bank Markazi, The Central Bank of Iran v. Deborah D. Peterson, et al. (Supreme Court)

December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015
Passed in Senate

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.

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