Here are the results of our second poll — what is the most important Federal Indian Law Supreme Court opinion?
- Worcester v. Georgia — 32 percent
- Montana v. United States — 18 percent
- Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe — 11 percent
- Johnson v. M’Intosh — 8 percent
- Carcieri v. Salazar — 7 percent
- Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez — 6 percent
- California v. Cabazon Band — 6 percent
- Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation — 5 percent
- Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock — 2 percent
No other case received more than 1 percent of the vote.
Personally, I would have voted for Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez. Tribal sovereign immunity, power to tribal courts to decide internal disputes, membership criteria to be decided by the tribes.