Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization - Judgment

Judgment of Dismissed Appeal

On October 8, 2018, shortly after Congress enacted the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (“ATCA”), the plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants (“plaintiffs”) moved this Court to recall the mandate issued after this Court’s decision holding that the federal courts lacked personal jurisdiction over the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority – the defendants-appellants-cross-appellees (“defendants”) – with respect to the plaintiffs’ claims. The plaintiffs contend that the newly enacted ATCA provides federal courts with jurisdiction over the defendants in this case and thus the mandate should be recalled. The extraordinary remedy of recalling a mandate is not warranted in this case, and the plaintiffs’ motion is accordingly DENIED