Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren Background Materials

Question presented:

Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it?

Here are the merit stage briefs:

Upper Skagit Brief

United States Brief

NCAI Amicus Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief II

States Amicus Brief in Support of Neither Party

Respondents Brief

Reply

Cert stage briefs:

Cert Petition

Cert Opp

Reply

Lower court materials:

Washington SCT Decision

Appellants Brief

Respondents Brief

Reply

 

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