SCOTUS Denies Cert in Two Indian Law Cases

Here is today’s order list.

Here are the cert petitions in the two denied cases, Phillips v. Oneida Indian Nation and Pierson v. Hudson Insurance Company (Pierson Cert Petition).

Second Circuit Affirms Oneida Victory in Property Dispute

Here is the opinion in Oneida Indian Nation v. Phillips.

Here are the briefs:

Phillips Brief

Oneida Brief


Lower court materials here.

Second Circuit Briefs in Schaghticoke Appeal

Here are the briefs in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc.:

Schaghticoke Brief

Connecticut Brief

Kent School Corp et al Brief

US Brief

Schaghticoke Reply

Lower court materials here.

Fifth Circuit Briefs in Alabama-Coushatta Tribe v. United States — Land Claims Judgment Suit


Alabama-Coushatta Opening Brief

US Appellee Brief

Alabama-Coushatta Reply Brief

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Rejects Alabama-Coushatta Tribe’s Effort to Force US to Pay Land Claims Judgment

Here are the materials in Alabama-Coushatta Tribe v. United States (E.D. Tex.):

US Motion to Dismiss

Alabama-Coushatta Opposition

US Reply

MJ R&R Recommending Dismissal

DCT Order Adopting MJ R&R

We posted the complaint here.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation Non-Intercourse Act Land Claims Dismissed

Here are the materials in United States v. 43.47 Acres of Land, More or Less, Situated in The County of Litchfield, Town of Kent (D. Conn.):

Town of Kent Motion

US Motion

STN Response

Town of Kent Reply

US Reply

Western Mohegan Tribe Land Purchase Contract Breach (with Non-Intercourse Act Principles) Dismissed

Here are the materials in BGA v. Ulster County (N.D. N.Y.):

Ulster County Motion for Summary Judgment

Western Mohegan Tribe Opposition

DCT Court Order Granting Ulster County Summary Judgment