Category Archives: Supreme Court

Gorsuch: “Tribes are . . . Sovereign Nations”

Here is a link to a short clip created by a user on C-SPAN from Judge Gorsuch’s testimony. Judge Gorsuch mentions his decisions in cases involving the Ute Tribe and the Osage Tribe. Thanks to John Dossett.

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Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1) Does the Secretary of the Interior have unlimited authority pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 465,25 U.S.C. § 9 and 43 U.S.C. § 1457 to promulgate and exercise the 25 CFR Part 151 regulations to … Continue reading

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Meyers v. Nicolet Restaurant Cert Petition

Here: Meyers v Nicolet Restaurant Cert Petition This is a companion to a petition involving the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.  

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A Little History on Andrew Jackson and the Supreme Court (for Mike Huckabee)

Mike Huckabee invoked Andrew Jackson in encouraging the President to not comply with federal court orders striking the Muslim travel ban, saying “Hoping @POTUS tells Hawaii judge what Andrew Jackson told overreaching court-“I’ll ignore it and let the court enforce … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Alto v. Haugrud (San PascualDisenrollments)

Here is the order list. The cert petition is here: alto-cert-petition Lower court materials here.

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Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Cert Petition

Here: sun-cert-petition Question presented: If the District Court refuses Plaintiffs’ Motion to Reopen its case based squarely upon whether the case has no chance of succeeding on its merits, is it a violation of Plaintiffs’ Due Process rights for the … Continue reading

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Neil Gorsuch Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire

Here. And yes Judge Gorsuch mentions Yellowbear v. Lampert as one of his top 10 decisions (see pages 30-31). Our post on Judge Gorsuch’s Indian law record is here.

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Fletcher on Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty

“Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty” is now available on SSRN, here. Forthcoming in the Federal Lawyer, April 2017. The abstract: The Supreme Court’s non-decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is evidence not only of disagreement on … Continue reading

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Onion: “Neil Gorsuch Vows To Interpret Constitution Using Scalia’s Original Intent”

Here.

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Wisconsin Oneida Cert Opposition Brief in Meyers v. Oneida

Here: Oneida Cert Opp Petition here.

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