Eastern Band Cherokee Sues Interior over Catawba Trust Land Decision [Updated]

Here is the complaint in Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):


2 Motion for TRO

12 Catawba Opposition

13 Federal Opposition

And here is the Interior decision:


Ninth Circuit Rejects Upper Lake Pomo Citizens’ Play for Trust Land

Here is the unpublished opinion in Jackson v. United States.






Lower court materials here.

Sault Tribe Prevails over Interior over Interpretation of Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):


Case tag here.


Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt Cert Petition over United Keetoowah Band Trust Land Acquisition

Here is the petition:


Questions presented:

1. Whether the Secretary of the Interior exceeded his statutory authority by taking land located within the reservation boundaries of one Indian Tribe and placing the land in trust for another Tribe, despite the objections of the first Tribe and in violation of a regulatory prohibition and the United States’ treaty promises to the first Tribe.

2. Whether the Court should hold this petition pending its disposition of Maine Community Health Options v. United States, No. 18-1023 (argued Dec. 10, 2019), because this case raises the same issue concerning implied repeals effected by appropriations laws and the proper standard for determining what law to apply.

Lower court materials here.