Tag Archives: Supreme Court

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.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Cert Petition Challenging Indian Rights

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

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SCOTUS Grants Patchak v. Zinke

Here is the order list. Lower court materials are here.

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Initial Observations about Lewis v. Clarke

Opinion and materials here. The initial impact could be very big. The holding is pretty broad, bringing in the doctrine of official immunity to the tribal context without the same grounding or context as state and federal official immunity doctrines. … Continue reading

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Unanimous SCOTUS Rules Against Tribe in Lewis v. Clarke

Here is the opinion. Materials here.

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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Lewis v. Clarke

Opinion here. JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR delivered the opinion of the Court. Indian tribes are generally entitled to immunity from suit. This Court has considered the scope of that immunity in a number of circumstances. This case presents an ordinary negligence action … Continue reading

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Cert Petition Filed in Case Challenging Constitutionality of SBA Section 8(a)

Here is the petition in Rothe v. Dept. of Defense: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Whether a statutory program that requires an agency to distribute benefits to “socially disadvantaged individuals,” and defines “socially disadvantaged” in terms of membership in certain … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Sun v. Mashantucket

Here is today’s order list. Cert petition here.

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Elie Mystal on the Chief Justice

Here is “John Roberts, Silent During The Garland Process, Suddenly Worries About Partisanship.” An excerpt: When Mitch McConnell decided that black presidents only get to be president for seven years and refused to hold a hearing on Barack Obama’s nominee … Continue reading

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WaPo: “If Gorsuch is like his colleagues, he’ll constantly interrupt the female justices”

Here. The empirical research backing this claim is here.

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