D.C. Circuit Rules against Menominee Tribe in Equitable Tolling Appeal

Here is the opinion in Menominee Tribe v. United States.

An excerpt:

Delays caused by a party’s inauspicious legal judgments are not “extraordinary circumstance[s]” sufficient to justify equitable tolling. Faced with a variety of reasonable litigation options, the Menominee Tribe chose to wait and see if more favorable law would appear. In so doing, the Tribe allowed its claims to expire. Because we find that no obstacle stood in the Menominee Tribe’s way of bringing the claims within the limitations period, the judgment of the district court is affirmed.

Briefs and lower court materials here.