On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the Acting Solicitor General to file a brief in the case of Golan v. Saada, to express the views of the United States. This blog has featured a variety of updates on this case over the past year. The issue presented to the Supreme Court was:
“The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction requires return of a child to his or her country of habitual residence unless, inter alia, there is a grave risk that his or her return would expose the child to physical or psychological harm. The question presented is: Whether, upon finding that return to the country of habitual residence places a child at grave risk, a district court is required to consider ameliorative measures that would facilitate the return of the child notwithstanding the grave risk finding.”
Ms. Golan’s Petition for a Writ of Cert can be found here.
Mr. Saada’s Affirmation in Opposition can be found here.
Ms. Golan then filed a Reply Brief.
Two Briefs were filed at this stage, one by a variety of domestic violence victim advocates and the other from Case Western Reserve.