SCOTUSBlog isn’t taking any chances with Indian law now. 🙂
The Kickapoo v. Texas petition is on its watch list for the May 29, 2008 conference (here).
Case name: Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas v. Texas, et al.
Issue: Whether, following Seminole Tribe v. Florida (1996), the Secretary of the Interior may establish procedures for Indian gaming if a state declines to enter a compact with the Tribe and invokes immunity from suit under the 11th Amendment.
- Opinion below (5th Circuit)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition (Federal respondent)
- Petitioner’s reply
- Amicus brief of Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, et al. (in support of the petitioner)