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White and Case v US S Ct

White and Case v US S Ct

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Petitioner.
No.10-1147
INTHE
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WHITE
&
CASE,
LLP,
v.
UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,
Respondent.
ON
A
PETITIONFORAWRITOFCERTIORARITOTHE
UNITEDSTATESCOURTOFAPPEALSFORTHENINTHCIRCUIT
BRIEF
AMICUS
CURIAE
OF
NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFMANUFACTURERSINSUPPORTOFPETITIONER
MARTIN
S.
KAUFMAN
CounselofRecord
AtlanticLegalFoundation2039PalmerAvenueLarchmont,NewYork10538(914)834-3322mskaufman@atlanticlegal.org
CounselforAmicusCuriae
April20,2011
 
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QUESTIONPRESENTED
Inthiscase,theNinthCircuitappliedits
"per
serule"thatagrandjurysubpoenaalwaystrumpsacivilprotectiveorder,regardlessofanycountervailingconsiderationssuchastheterritoriallimitationsonagrandjury'ssubpoenapower.Thisholdingimplicates,asthedistrictcourtrecognized,therightsofforeignsovereignsandtheimportantprincipleofinternationalcomity.TheDepartmentofJustice's(DOJ)ownpoliciesregardingobtainingforeignevidencereflectinternationalpracticebutwerenotfollowedinthiscase,norweretheproceduressetforthinatleasttwointernationalagreementstowhichtheUnitedStatesisaparty.Thequestion
amicus
willaddressis:Whetheragrandjurysubpoenaalwaystrumpsacivilprotectiveorder,thusallowingprosecutorstoobtaindiscoverymaterialsfromaparallelcivilaction,regardlessofanycountervailingconsiderationsofforeignsovereigntyandinternationalcomity.
 
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TABLEOFCONTENTS
QUESTIONPRESENTED
i
TABLE
OF
AUTHORITIESivINTEREST
OF
AMICUS1STATEMENT
OF
THECASE2INTRODUCTION7REASONSFORGRANTINGTHEWRIT.....7
1.
THECOURTSHOULDGRANTTHEPETITIONTOENSURETHATLOWERCOURTSRECOGNIZETHATTHEGRANDJURYSUBPOENASIMPLICATEIMPORTANTISSUESOFSOVEREIGNTYANDINTERNATIONALCOMITY,MAYJEOPARDIZERELATIONSWITHFRIENDLYNATIONS,ANDRISKRETALIATIONBYFOREIGNCOUNTRIES12A.InternationalComity14B.ThereAreAlternativeMethodsForObtainingInformation.....16

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