Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Here is the petition in Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States: cert-petition-1-1.pdf Question presented: The 2014 Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act states that, for income tax purposes, “[g]ross income does not include the value of any Indian … Continue reading →
Here: cert-petition-2.pdf Question presented: Whether the Tenth Circuit panel violated the current jurisprudence of this Court and the Congressional policy underlying IGRA by precluding the Nation from exercising its sovereign authority to permit a patron’s tort claim against the Nation … Continue reading →
Here are the materials in Alaska Logistics LLC v. Newtok Village Council (D. Alaska): 1 complaint 6 answer and counterclaims 19 tribe motion to dismiss 25 answer to counterclaims and counterclaims to counterclaims 28 motion to strike 29 opposition to … Continue reading →
Here: cert-petition-1.pdf Question presented: Whether inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is the type of proceeding in which tribal sovereign immunity may be asserted. Lower court materials here
“Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone?” here.
Here: BNSF opening brief Swinomish answer brief Other posts here.
Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/10/19. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2018-2019update.html Petitions for certiorari were denied in the following on 1/7/19: Stand Up for California! v. U.S. Dep’t of the … Continue reading →
Here is the opinion in Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners. Briefs: appellant brief appellee brief reply Lower court materials here and here.
By Susan Harness, here.
Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Should this Court reconsider Chevron? 2. Does the National Labor Relations Act apply to Indian tribes? 3. Does the employee-to-employee solicitation rule in Republic Aviation empower employees to solicit customers in business “guest areas” like restrooms … Continue reading →