The Supreme Court yesterday granted certiorari in a case raising the question of whether Congress’ passage of a law pertaining to the seizure of Iranian assets violated separation-of-powers principles by effectively directing a particular result in a single Southern District case.  Judge Forrest cited the law in ordering the seizure of $1.75 billion in Iranian assets in favor of judgment creditors (see our coverage here), and the Second Circuit affirmed.

The SCOTUSblog page on the case, with links to the petition and other materials, is here.