Tag Archives: Justice Alito

The Atlantic: “Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone?”

Coverage of the Herrera v. Wyoming argument, here.

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On Justice Sotomayor’s Judicial Philosophy

Angelique EagleWoman sent around this short article commenting on Justice Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy, which contains this remark: In literally every case involving Native American rights in any form, Sotomayor has always sided with the Natives. In Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band v. Patchak, … Continue reading

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Justice Alito Partially Grants Adoptive Couple Application to Expedite Mandate

The order is here. Here is SCOTUSblog’s coverage. The mandate remanding back to the South Carolina courts goes into effect July 5 (I think).

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On Justice Alito’s Visit to Pine Ridge

Of course, too much will be read into this. The last time this happened, when Justices Breyer and O’Connor visiting the Spokane and Navajo tribal courts at the behest of NAICJA, it was part of a program that culminated in … Continue reading

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Andrew Cohen on Justice Alito’s Visit to Pine Ridge

Here is the short article in the Atlantic. Here is the Rapid City Journal news article detailing the visit to Pine Ridge, which came at Judge Karen Schreier’s invitation and included a visit to Red Cloud Indian School. Chi-miigwetch to everyone who … Continue reading

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American Indian Women and the SCOTUS’ Recent Decision on Violent Video Games

It may have gone unnoticed, but Justice Alito’s concurring opinion in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn. listed a game where the “goal is to rape Native American women…” in his list of awful games offered by the video game industry. … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Justice Alito at Red Mass in Grand Rapids

From the G.R. Press, via How Appealing: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. made his first visit to the city Monday, making time to tour the area before renewing the Lawyer’s Oath for a group of Catholic lawyers during … Continue reading

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BLT: Harjo v. Redskins Case Reaches Supreme Court

From the BLT: The long-running dispute over the appropriateness of the “Redskins” name for the Washington D.C. NFL football franchise reached the Supreme Court today. Philip Mause, partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in D.C., representing a group of Native … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justices Keep Citing Cases Roberts And Alito Are Too Young To Remember

From the Onion: Although three years have passed since both men joined the court, Chief Justice John Roberts, 54, and Associate Justice Samuel Alito, 59, said they still feel foolish whenever more senior justices refer to cases decided “way before” … Continue reading

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Justice Alito Leaves the Cert Pool

From the NYTs: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. is getting out of the pool. Jason Reed/Reuters Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. is the court’s most junior member. For almost 20 years, eight of the nine justices on the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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