Tag Archives: Wolfchild v. United States

Supreme Court Denies Wolfchild/Zephier Cert Petitions

Here is today’s order list. The petitions are here.

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Two Amicus Briefs Supporting Wolfchild Cert Petition

Here: Gregory Sisk Amicus Historic Shingle Springs Miwok Amicus Cert petitions here.

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Zephier v. United States & Wolfchild v. United States Cert Petitions

Here: Wolfchild v US Cert Petition Zephier v US Cert Petition Wolfchild questions presented: 1. Whether the court of appeals interpretations of statutes specific to the Mdewakanton Band — 1863 Acts, 1888-1890 Acts and 1980 Act: (a) contradict Tohono O’Odham … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Decides Wolfchild v. United States Appeal

Here are the materials: 33 United States Appellant Brief 82 Wolfchild Answer Brief 90 Coursolle Descendants Answer Brief 92 US Answer Brief 99 Coursolle Reply 105 Wolfchild Reply 122 Lower Sioux Community, Prairie Island, and Shakopee Amicus Brief CAFed Opinion An … Continue reading

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Update in Wolfchild v. U.S. — Government Motion to Reconsider Denied

Here: Wolfchild DCT Order on US Motion for Reconsideration Prior order here.

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New Wolfchild Order re: Eligible Claimants & Indian Tribal Judgment Funds Use and Distribution Act

Here: Wolfchild Aug. 5 Order

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Update in Wolfchild Litigation

Here is the most recent order, granting the dismissal of some claims against the government and granting summary judgment on others: Wolfchild Order on Remand

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Update in Wolfchild Case

More materials from the Court of Federal Claims in the Wolfchild case: US Motion to Dismiss Wolfchild Motion for Summary J Shakopee and Prairie Island Amicus Brief

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News Coverage of Wolfchild Cert Petition Denial

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune via Pechanga: WASHINGTON – A bitter legal battle ended in defeat for some of the nation’s poorest Indians on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case for sharing the gambling wealth from … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Cert in United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation

This morning, the Supreme Court agreed to decide United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation (No. 09-846). The Court denied cert. in the Wolfchild/Zephier petitions. Here is the order list. Here are the questions presented in Tohono O’odham (and the petition): … Continue reading

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