In 2000, Al Qaeda bombed the USS Cole. Remember that shit?
Well, the families of the people injured, believing that Sudan had enabled those mother***ers, sued Sudan for damages.
New York sent a letter to the Sudanese embassy in the US to be delivered to their minister of foreign affairs in Sudan.
Sudan basically argued the suit should have been delivered directly to Sudan, in the country of Sudan, and not to the embassy as an intermediary.
SCOTUS in an 8:1 decision agreed, that the embassy can’t be trusted with that shit, and determined all suits must be delivered directly to the person in question.
Clarence Thomas thinks on this issue, the other 8 justices are idiots.