Tag Archives: Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service
Here is “Making Snow in the Desert: Defining a Substantial Burden under RFRA,” published in the Ecology Law Quarterly. An excerpt: Judge Fletcher’s opinion in Navajo Nation reflected a determined effort to reconcile the statutory provisions of RFRA with the … Continue reading →
It’s time for a review of what the Supreme Court did in Indian law this Term, since the Term will end in a few weeks. Consistent with the last 15 years or so (maybe 20), the Court was very hostile … Continue reading →
Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service is set for this week’s conference. From SCOTUSblog: Docket: 08-846Title: Navajo Nation, et al. v. United States Forest Service, et al. Issue: Whether a governmental action cannot constitute a “substantial burden” under RFRA … Continue reading →
Here is the Navajo Nation’s reply brief — Navajo Reply Brief The Supreme Court will decide whether or not to grant the petition on June 4 (see docket).
Most voters do not see the Supreme Court granting cert in Navajo Nation v. USFS — 67 percent. About 26 percent think the Court will grant cert. Seven percent see a settlement before the Court reaches an outcome.
Will the Supreme Court grant cert in Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service? The new Solicitor General — Elena Kagan — has until May 8 to file an opposition to the Navajo Nation cert petition. From there, the petitioners … Continue reading →
As Indianz reports, the Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service cert petition is brewing. A bunch of amici have filed supporting the cert petition, which definitely gets the attention of the Supreme Court (or at least the cert pool). … Continue reading →
Wow! This may be the first time anyone on Findlaw has written anything substantive on Indian law. This might actually contribute to raising the profile of the case a bit for the SCT. From Findlaw (via How Appealing and Con … Continue reading →
Here it is — navajo-cert-petn-amicus-brief Here is the cert petition. Other briefs supporting the petition are here as well.
from SCOTUSblog: Yesterday, the Stanford clinic filed this cert. petition in Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service, dealing with the circumstances in which governmental action may constitute a “substantial burden” under RFRA. Jeff Fisher is counsel of record in the … Continue reading →