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Abbott v. Abbott: An Update

As previously mentioned on this site, the case of Abbott v. Abbott continues to look like the U.S. Supreme Court’s first attempt to clarify the operation of the Hague Abduction Convention. Last week, the Court invited the views of the new Solicitor General on whether the case should be accepted. While there is no way to tell whether the SG will urge granting the Petition, or whether the Court will follow that advice, this at least seems to mean that someone at One First Street wants to take a closer look at the Convention.

The briefs in that case, including an amicus brief by the Permanent Bureau urging a grant of the petition, is available at the SCOTUSBlog.

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