The US Supreme Court has denied the petition to appeal in Lin vs US( see page 37). The case is the one in which the US is being sued to get it to recognize that it holds sovereignty over Taiwan (most recently discussed on the blog here). The docket says (my emphasis):
Roger C. S. Lin, et al., Petitioners
Docketed: July 8, 2009
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Case Nos.: (08-5078)
Decision Date: April 7, 2009
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 6 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 7, 2009)
Aug 3 2009 Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Aug 5 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2009.
Oct 5 2009 Petition DENIED.
Not much to say here. Hopefully the money wasted on this case will now flow to more constructive pro-Taiwan activities.
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