Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl/Cherokee Nation Oral Argument Time Splits

From today’s SCT order:

Upon consideration of the motions for leave participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and the motions for divided argument, the time is to be divided as follows: 20 minutes for petitioners, 10 minutes for respondent Guardian ad Litem, 20 minutes for respondent Birth Father, and 10 minutes for the Solicitor General.

Presumably that means:

20 minutes for petitioners — Lisa Blatt

10 minutes for respondent Guardian ad Litem — Paul Clement

20 minutes for respondent Birth Father — Charles Rothfield

10 minutes for the Solicitor General.

Another monster Indian law argument before the Supremes.

 

5 thoughts on “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl/Cherokee Nation Oral Argument Time Splits

  1. CBR April 1, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    Did the Cherokee Nation not request oral argument time?

  2. Matthew L.M. Fletcher April 1, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    Hmm. Dunno, but the docket implies they did, but not sure. It reads:

    Mar 21 2013 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Cherokee Nation.

  3. CBR April 1, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Not a great sign if the Court isn’t viewing the Tribe and the Dad as the separate parties they are. I wonder if signing on to the same petition in opposition to cert played a role.

  4. JApplegate April 3, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Cherokee Nation’s motion was denied. Cherokee Nation was oral argument time slot.

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