FOIA Suit Dismissed by Parties After SG’s Confession of Error Made Public

Doc. 18 – Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice

Complaint and video of speech previously posted here.

News Coverage of CILA’s FOIA Suit over the SG’s Confession of Error in Tee-Hit-Ton and Sandoval

Here is “Lawsuit Seeks Background on DOJ ‘Apology’ in Supreme Court Indian Cases.”

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We posted the complaint here. You may also access the video for a limited time here.

California Indian Law Association Files FOIA Suit over SG’s Confession of Error over Tee-Hit-Ton and Sandoval Cases

Here is the complaint in California Indian Law Association v. Dept. of Justice (D. D.C.):

2015-04-10 ECF 1 complaint

An excerpt:

On April 8, 2011, at the 36th Annual Indian Law Conference of the Federal Bar Association, in New Mexico, a video recording was presented to all attendees consisting of a speech by Neal Katyal in his capacity as the Acting Solicitor General of the United States (“ASG”) (hereinafter, “Katyal Speech”). The Katyal Speech involved an apology or confession of error for misrepresentations by the OSG to the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Sandoval, 231 U.S. 28 (1913), and Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States, 348 U.S. 272 (1955), and background regarding United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, 131 S. Ct. 1723 (2011), and United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, 131 S. Ct. 2313 (2011), which were both then pending before the Supreme Court.


For a limited time you can download the video of the presentation here.