Category Archives: Supreme Court

SCOTUS Grants OSG Motions for Divided Argument in Murphy, Cougar Den, and Sturgeon Cases

Order list here. Justice Gorsuch appears to be recused from the Carpenter v. Murphy case.

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SCOTUS Refuses to Stay New Election Rules in North Dakota Voting Rights Act Matter . . .

Despite the fact that the primary has already been held under the other rules. Here is the order in Brakebill v. Jaeger, with the dissent by RBG and Kagan: 18A335 Brakebill v. Jaeger Prior posts here.

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Indian Law-Related Docs from the Brett Kavanaugh Document Dump

09-13-18-gwb-document-release-murkowski-sullivan.pdf hr1166-assistance-provided-by-small-business-development-centers-to-na.pdf These documents could be significant. 1. During his confirmation hearing when Senator Hirono asked him if he was thinking of the Rice v. Cayetano case when he sent these emails, found here. The nominee said he couldn’t remember … Continue reading

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The Atlantic on the Challenge to the Dual Sovereignty Exception

Here is “A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates.”

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No Grants, 1 CVSG from SCOTUS Long Conference

Here is today’s order list. The Court denied cert in Lummi Tribe v. US, County of Amador v. DOI, Fort Peck v. HUD, and Makah v. Quileute. The Court asked for the views of the Solicitor General in Poarch Band … Continue reading

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Herrera v. Wyoming SCOTUS Background Materials

Here are the merit stage briefs: Petitioner’s Brief 17-532 tsac Indian Law Professors Crow Tribe Amicus Brief Eastern Shoshone Amicus Brief Natural Resources Law Professors Brief NCAI Brief PACIFIC AND INLAND NORTHWEST TREATY TRIBES Brief Public Health Scholars Brief Shoshone-Bannock … Continue reading

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Udall Statement on Judge Kavanaugh

Here: Udall: Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Reveal Deeply Troubling Views on Indian Law and Policy WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement expressing his deep concerns about Supreme Court … Continue reading

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The Onion: “Kavanaugh Surprised Senate Not Questioning Fact He Never Went To Law School”

Here.

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Udall Requests Kavanaugh Records on Native American Issues

From the press release: Udall Requests Kavanaugh Records on Native American Issues Seeks all records pertaining to Kavanaugh’s involvement with Native American issues during tenure as Staff Secretary and White House Counsel WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), … Continue reading

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Background Materials in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Supreme Court –Merits Stage Joint Appendix Petitioner’s Brief SG Brief Respondent’s Brief Sacred Ground Legal Services Amicus Brief Yakama Nation Amicus Brief Nez Perce Tribe Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief –Cert Stage Cert Petition Cougar Den Cert Opp Reply SG … Continue reading

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