Several former Iranian properties in Washington, D.C., are not being used exclusively for diplomatic purposes and should therefore be allowed to be confiscated to satisfy a civil judgment stemming from a suit that alleges Iran's support of terrorism, a lawyer for a bombing victim argued Friday in a federal appeals court. John Vail, of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, argued that the federal government's periodic rental of the property has ended the diplomatic use of the real estate.
DOJ: Iranian Property Protected From Civil Judgment Enforcement
The National Law Journal
January 19, 2010