Category Archives: Supreme Court
Here: Hackford v Utah Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Whether the Acts of Congress, authorizing the President to set apart and reserve any reservoir site or other lands necessary to conserve and protect the water supply for the Indians or … Continue reading →
Here is the petition in Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: Coachella Cert Petition Question presented: Whether, when, and to what extent the federal reserved right doctrine recognized in Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908), preempts state-law regulation … Continue reading →
Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways. Lower court materials here.
Here is the opinion in Matal v. Tam.
SCOTUS Denied Cert in Challenge to Oneida Trust Land Acquisition on Monday (Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v Zinke)
Missed it. Sorry. 🙂 Here’s the order list from Monday. Petition is here.
Here: In Lewis v. Clarke, the U.S. Supreme Court held that individual capacity suits against tribal employees are not cloaked by an Indian tribe’s sovereign immunity. As most Indian tribes have already acquired general liability insurance to cover the tortious actions of their … Continue reading →
Say it isn’t so Amy Poehler! Actually, the petition is captioned Upstate Citizens for Equality v. United States: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Can Congress in the exercise of its Article 1 powers infringe, reduce or diminish the territorial integrity … Continue reading →
Here is the order list. Lower court materials are here.
This was the best possible result in this case (a narrow remand). Justice Sotomayor’s opinion keeps tribal employees on equal footing with federal and state employees and decides the import of indemnification provisions – really have nothing to do with … Continue reading →
Here is the opinion. Materials here.