Category Archives: Supreme Court

Kurowski v. Kurowski Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Appendix Questions presented: Upon tribal court exhaustion must District Courts perform a threshold inquiry to protect the Indian Petitioners’ federal 25 U.S.C. § 1302 rights?

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming

Here is today’s order list. Cert petition and lower court materials here.

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No Indian Law Grants from SCOTUS Long Conference; No Word on Denials Yet

Order list here.

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Cert Petition in Gaming Matter

Here is the petition in Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas v. Texas: alabama-coushatta-tribe-of-texas-cert-petition.pdf Questions presented: Whether IGRA authorizes gaming on tribal lands previously governed by trust statutes that prohibited gaming, as the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Department of the Interior, … Continue reading

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Sequoia Capital Operations LLC v. Gingras Cert Petition [Chippewa-Cree Sovereign Lending]

Here: petitionforwritofcertiorari-3.pdf Question presented: Where an arbitration agreement contains a separate “delegation provision” that reserves for an arbitrator the authority to decide any disputes concerning arbitrability, does Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act require a court to decide any … Continue reading

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California Trout & Trout Unlimited v. Hoopa Valley Tribe & FERC Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Question presented: Do states waive their authority under section 401 of the Clean Water Act if they do not approve or deny a certification request within one year, even when an applicant withdraws and resubmits the request … Continue reading

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Tohono O’Odham Nation Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Border Wall Matter

Here is the brief in Trump v. Sierra Club: TON Brief in Trump v Sierra Club

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Arthur Lazarus Jr. Has Died

Obituary here.

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Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition.pdf Questions presented: “[T]he inherent sovereign powers of an Indian tribe do not extend to the activities of nonmembers of the tribe.” Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544, 565 (1981). The Montana Court recognized two limited narrow exceptions … Continue reading

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Tribal Supreme Court Project Update

Here is the July 19, 2019, Tribal Supreme Court Project Update of Recent Cases.

Posted in Author: Matt Campbell, Research, Supreme Court