Andrew Cohen on Baby Veronica in The Atlantic

A powerful read. Update — We’ll keep this on the front page of Turtle Talk for a few days.

Here.

An excerpt:

The United States Supreme Court next Tuesday hears argument in a head-spinning case that blends the rank bigotry of the nation’s past with the glib sophistry of the country’s present. The case is about a little girl and a Nation, a family and a People. The question at the center of it has been asked (and answered) over and over again on this blessed continent for the past 400 years: Is the law of the land going to preclude or permit yet another attempt to take something precious away from an Indian?

Update: Kate Fort’s post on the case here on the Faculty Lounge.

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl/Cherokee Nation Oral Argument Time Splits

From today’s SCT order:

Upon consideration of the motions for leave participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and the motions for divided argument, the time is to be divided as follows: 20 minutes for petitioners, 10 minutes for respondent Guardian ad Litem, 20 minutes for respondent Birth Father, and 10 minutes for the Solicitor General.

Presumably that means:

20 minutes for petitioners — Lisa Blatt

10 minutes for respondent Guardian ad Litem — Paul Clement

20 minutes for respondent Birth Father — Charles Rothfield

10 minutes for the Solicitor General.

Another monster Indian law argument before the Supremes.

 

KG Urban Reply Brief in First Circuit Appeal

Here:

KG Urban Reply Brief

State of Massachusetts Brief (and Supporting Amicus) in KG Urban v. Patrick (1st Circuit)

Here:

Massachusetts Brief

Suffolk Indian Law Clinic Amicus Brief

Prior materials here.

Opening Brief in KG Urban v. Patrick (Mass. State Gaming Case)

Here:

KG Urban Motion to Expedite CA1 Appeal

Mass Response to Motion to Expedite

KG Urban Opening CA1 Brief

Lower court materials are here and here and here.

News coverage here, h/t Pechanga.

Materials in KG Urban Enterprises LLC v. Patrick: Federal Court Challenge Brought against Mass. Gaming Law (Tribal Provision) — UPDATED

Here are the materials:

KG Urban Complaint

2 KG v Patrick PI motion

9 KG v Patrick PI memo

Mass Opposition to Motion for PI

15 KG v Patrick answer

16B KG v Patrick PI resp memo

17 KG v Patrick Salinger aff