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Settlement Reached in Lewis v. Clarke

Here. H/T to How Appealing.

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Connecticut Appellate Court Quashes Third Party Discovery Request of Tribal Officials

Here is the opinion in Drabik v. Thomas: drabik-v-thomas.pdf

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Conn. and Tribes Sue Interior For Failure to Publish Gaming Compact Amendments

Here is the complaint in the matter of State of Connecticut et al v. Zinke et al, 17-cv-02564 (D.D.C. Nov. 29, 2017): Doc. 1 – Civil Cover Sheet and Complaint With the State of Connecticut, the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Lewis v. Clarke

Opinion here. JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR delivered the opinion of the Court. Indian tribes are generally entitled to immunity from suit. This Court has considered the scope of that immunity in a number of circumstances. This case presents an ordinary negligence action … Continue reading

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Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondent in Lewis v. Clarke

Here: Oregon and Arizona Amicus Brief Seminole Tribe Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief (+Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Six Tribes) Ninth and Tenth Circuit Tribes’ Amicus Brief Background materials here.

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US Seeks Reversal in Lewis v. Clarke (Different Theory than Petitioners)

Here is that brief: SG Brief Here is another amicus brief supporting petitioner: Conn. Trial Lawyers Assn. Amicus Brief The background materials are here.

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Fletcher Preview of Lewis v. Clarke

Here is “Supreme Court case could expose Indian tribes to new legal risks” at The Conversation. Excerpt: One would be tempted to think this is a case about fairness, about guaranteeing a forum for non-Indians to sue tribal employees who … Continue reading

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Lewis v. Clarke Background Materials

Merits Briefs: Brief for Petitioner Brief for Respondent SG Brief Reply Brief for the Petitioner Amicus Briefs: Conn. Trial Lawyers Assn. Amicus Brief Oregon and Arizona Amicus Brief Seminole Tribe Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief (+Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Lewis v. Clarke

Order list here. Question Presented: Whether the sovereign immunity of an Indian tribe bars individual-capacity damages actions against tribal employees for torts committed within the scope of their employment. Previous coverage here.

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SCOTUS Petition for Cert in Lewis v. Clarke

Download Petition for Writ of Certiorari (PDF) Link to briefs previously posted here. Question Presented: Whether the sovereign immunity of an Indian tribe bars individual-capacity damages actions against tribal employees for torts committed within the scope of their employment.

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