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Appeal Court: Supreme Court

appeal court: It likely will be several weeks before the Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case, according to CTV. In June, the appeal court ruled in Alexander Vavilov's favour -- the latest turn in a long-running spy saga brimming with international intrigue. In asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case, the government says the absurd result of the Federal Court of Appeal's decision raises important issues about the integrity of Canadian citizenship and should not be allowed to stand. Vavilov, 23, was born in 1994 as Alexander Philip Anthony Foley to Donald Heathfield and Tracey Ann Foley. One day in June 2010, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation turned up at the family's Boston-area home. The following year the family -- including an older boy, Timothy -- left Canada for France, where they spent four years before moving to the United States. ( As reported in the news.