Supreme Court Cert Petition Alleging Montana Interference with Navajo Sovereignty

I think. The petition is a bit confusing. Here is the petition in Butler v. Montana:

Butler v Montana Cert Petition

Question presented (which tells us almost nothing):

The question presented is whether the justice of the peace, presiding over a court of no record, exercised jurisdiction over a sovereign nation in contravention of New Mexico v. Mescalero Apache Tribe, 462 U.S. 324, 338, 103 S. Ct. 2378, 2388-89, 76 L. Ed. 2d 611 (1983), and federal statutes conferring jurisdiction solely on the Navajo Nation by preventing Petitioner from hunting in the Navajo Nation.

Lower court decision, State v. Butler, here:

Montana SCT Decision

Apparently, this is an appeal to the Montana court’s order that Butler violated his probation he received for hunting violations in Montana because he went hunting on the Navajo Nation.

Just no.

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2 Responses to Supreme Court Cert Petition Alleging Montana Interference with Navajo Sovereignty

  1. MikeG says:

    From the petition: “The District Court then orally pronounced that Mr. Butler could not hunt game or non-game animals, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, or anything with a heartbeat, including lawyers.”

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