Here is today’s order list.
The cert stage briefs in the FMC case are here.
Lower court materials here.
Here are the materials in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):
And here are related materials in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. United States (D. Idaho):
Here is the complaint in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. United States (D. Idaho):
By this action the Tribes seek to resolve unsettled rights to land that has been abandoned or relinquished by the Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) in Pocatello, Idaho. The Tribes want to protect Tribal interests and remove a long-standing obstacle to prudent land use in the community.
Here is the order in FMC Corp. v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (D. Idaho):
News coverage here.
Here are the materials in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. Hawks (D. Idaho):
But here, the Hawks have not challenged the Tribal Court‘s jurisdiction to make the award, and the Tribe has not sought a declaratory judgment that its courts had jurisdiction over the Hawks. Instead, the Tribe is simply asking a federal court to domesticate and enforce a Tribal Court Judgment. While such a claim has a basis in Idaho law and can be enforced in Idaho courts pursuant to Idaho Code § 10-1401 et. seq., the Tribe cites no federal statute or law that is in dispute and that could be used to create a federal question.