Church Parishioners Cert Petition in Seminole Tribe Immunity Case

Here is the petition in Eglise Baptiste Bethanie De Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida:

Eglise Baptiste v Seminole Cert Petition

Questions presented:

(1) Is a Native American tribe sovereignly immune from a civil suit for damages caused by the off-reservation violations by its police officers of the “place of religious worship” provisions of the Freedom of Access To Clinic Entrances Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. § 248(a)(2) (“the Access Act”)?
(2) Are the “place of religious worship” and civil remedies provisions of the Access Act, as applied to a congregational leadership dispute, unenforceable because those provisions violate the Establishment of Religion and Free Exercise of Religion Clauses of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution?

Lower court materials here.

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Suit by Church Parishioners Against Seminole Tribe

Here is the unpublished opinion in Eglise Baptiste Bethanie De Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida. (PDF)

Briefs:

Appellant Brief

Seminole Brief

Aida Auguste Brief

Reply

Lower court materials here.

Federal Suit against Seminole Tribe by Church Parishioners Dismissed

Here are the materials in Eglise Baptiste Bethanie De Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (S.D. Fla.):

21 First Amended Complaint

26 Auguste Motion to Dismiss

28 Tribe Motion to Dismiss

30 Response to 26

31 Response to 28

33 Auguste Reply

35 Tribe Reply

50 DCT Order