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Tenet v. Doe

Docket No.: 03-1395
Certiorari Granted: Jun 28 2004
Argued: January 11, 2005
Decided: March 2, 2005

Topics:

Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Article I, Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Tort Claims, First Amendment, Title VII, immigration, immunity from suit, judicial review, retaliation, sovereign immunity, stare decisis, stock offerings

PartyNames: George J. Tenet, Individually, Porter J. Goss, Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and United States v. John Doe, et ux.
Petitioner: George J. Tenet, Individually, Porter J. Goss, Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and United States
Respondent: John Doe, et ux.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 329 F3d 1135)
Supreme Court Docket

George J. Tenet, Individually, Porter J. Goss, Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and United States
v.
John Doe, et ux.
544 U.S. 1 (2005)
Question Presented:

Whether Totten v. United States, 92 U.S. 105 (1875), bars a district court from considering respondents' due process and tort claims that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has wrongfully refused to keep its alleged promise to provide them with life-time financial assistance in exchange for their alleged espionage services to the CIA.

Question:

Does Totten v. U.S. prevent a district court from considering Jane and John Does' due process and tort claims that the CIA refused to keep its alleged promise to provide them with life-time financial assistance in exchange for their alleged espionage services to the CIA?

Tenet v. Doe
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 11, 2005

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Tenet, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
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