Here Are The Supreme Court’s First Cases Of 2023

Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States

Also on January 17, they are set to hear a challenge to the indictment of Halkbank. Halkbank was a bank almost entirely owned by Turkey’s government that alleged it circumvented U.S. sanctions on Iranian funds. While the bank denies the allegations, it is asking the justices to deem the indictment unlawful based on historical factors and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act – though the federal government argues that the law does not apply to criminal cases.