Tag Archives: In rem jurisdiction

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren Background Materials

Question presented: Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it? Here are the merit stage briefs: Upper Skagit Brief United States Brief NCAI Amicus Brief Tribal … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Cert in Upper Skagit In Rem Immunity Matter

Here is the order list from last Friday. Here are the cert stage materials in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. Lower court materials here.

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Upper Skagit Cert Petition in In Rem Tribal Immunity Matter

Here is the petition in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren: Cert Petition Question presented: Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it? Lower court materials … Continue reading

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Split Washington SCT Decides Rule 19/Tribal Immunity in In Rem Jurisdiction Matter

Here is the 5-4 opinion in Lundgren v. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. Briefs: Respondent Brief Appellants Brief Appellants Reply Brief

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