Here, from Ronald Mann, is “Argument analysis: Justices dubious of tribe’s claim for equitable tolling in government contract dispute.”
I could not have been more wrong. The Justices who spoke during yesterday morning’s argument were unremittingly dubious. It is not an exaggeration to say that there was not one comment from the bench during the entire argument that suggested any predilection, disposition, or expectation of a vote for the tribe. Although individual Justices offered a variety of other reasons to reject the tribe’s position, two general themes dominated the Justices’ shared expressions of skepticism.