Supreme Court Denies AIIS Appeal

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that it will not consider the appeal by the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), Kurt Orban Partners, and Sim-Tex which challenged the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute. 

Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), which rejected AIIS’ challenge to Section 232.

Following the CAFC’s decision, AIIS filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.  The writ is a request for the Supreme Court to accept the appeal because there is no automatic right to an appeal to the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court exercises complete control over the cases that it will accept for review. 

As noted, the Supreme Court denied AIIS’ petition for a writ of certiorari, which terminates the appeal.