Tag Archives: Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter

News Coverage of Indian Health Service Continued Recalcitrance to Pay Contract Support Costs to Alaska Natives

Here. One quick note: the Begich letter is addressed to all CSC claims, not just Alaska tribal claims.

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On Using Indians and Tribes as Shills in the Supreme Court

I’ve defended the Office of Solicitor General in the past, lamented that despite their best efforts, they keep losing Indian cases as the tribal trustee. But lately, it seems like the SG is using Indian tribes as shills to clean … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Order IHS to Pay Contract Support Costs in Arctic Slope v. Sebelius (on Remand from SCT)

Here is the opinion. Here is the Supreme Court’s GVR order. Previous lower court order here.

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Arctic Slope Native Assn. v. Sebelius Granted, Vacated and Remanded (GVR)

As we guessed earlier, in light of Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, the Supreme Court GVR’d Arctic Slope v. Sebelius this morning. The case returns to the Federal Circuit for further consideration. Sebelius v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe was denied … Continue reading

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SCOTUSBlog Recap on Ramah Navajo Chapter’s Big WIN

Here, with an excerpt on the plain English: Plain English summary Every contract is a deal between two parties, and both are supposed to perform their part of the deal.   That means that, if the job covered by the contract … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Affirms Patchak and Ramah

From How Appealing: Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, No. 11-246. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link. Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo … Continue reading

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CourtArtist: “Low Jinks at the Court”

Here: In a playful break of decorum a lawyer at respondent’s table stuck the quill pen that is traditionally given to counsel behind his ear. It should be noted that this occured a half-hour before the Justices would take the … Continue reading

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Audio of Salazar v. Ramah Available

Here is the mp3 of the argument. It took a while for us to load, but it is also available for download here. Our previous commentary on the case is here.

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Lyle Dennison (SCOTUSblog) Commentary on Ramah Argument

Here. An excerpt: No one suggested during a Supreme Court hearing that Congress had done a dumb thing in the way it has treated Indian tribes as partners (the most critical comment was that Congress had acted in a “schizophrenic” … Continue reading

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Initial Commentary on Ramah Oral Argument

A few quick comments about today’s argument. Know that I’m reading a cold transcript. All the “laughter” indicators suggest today’s argument was a jolly one. Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan asked the majority of questions, and their questions suggested some … Continue reading

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