1. Whether a contract for the purchase of goods entered into, and fully performed by, an Indian Tribe outside the exterior boundaries of the state in which the Tribe’s reservation is located can constitutionally subject the out of state vendor to the specific personal jurisdiction of the buyer’s state, under state laws purporting to regulate the sale of those goods in the buyer’s state.
2. Whether a state has specific personal jurisdiction to regulate a purchase of goods contract between an Indian on an Indian reservation outside the state and an Indian Tribe located within the state’s boundaries when the contract is performed on the
out of state Indian reservation.
3. Whether there is a constitutional or statutory right afforded to an Indian of one tribe to conduct business free from state regulation with an Indian of a different tribe, both of which are located in Indian country, under the Indian Commerce Clause.
4. Whether a tribally chartered corporation wholly owned by a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe is an Indian for purposes of the protections afforded to Indians under federal law.
Lower court materials here.
Here is news coverage.
Here are the materials in Pickerel Lake Outlet Association v. Day County, South Dakota:
Here are the materials:
79733-6 – Samish Indian Nation, Appellant v. Department of Licensing, Respondent
- Amended Appellant ‘s Reply
- Amended Respondent ‘s
- Appellant ‘s Reply
- Amicus Curiae Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
- Answer to Amicus Curiae Department of Licensing
- Answer to Amicus Curiae Samish Indian Nation