SG Recommends GVR in Poarch Band v. Wilkes

Here is the brief:


An excerpt:

This brief is submitted in response to the Court’s order inviting the Solicitor General to express the views of the United States. After the petition for a writ of certiorari was filed, amendments to tribal law were proposed that could substantially affect the basis for the decision of the Supreme Court of Alabama in this case. In the view of the United States, if those changes are enacted, the petition should be granted, the judgment vacated, and the case remanded for further proceedings.

Cert stage materials are here.



Petitioners Supplemental Brief

No Grants, 1 CVSG from SCOTUS Long Conference

Here is today’s order list.

The Court denied cert in Lummi Tribe v. US, County of Amador v. DOI, Fort Peck v. HUD, and Makah v. Quileute.

The Court asked for the views of the Solicitor General in Poarch Band v. Wilkes.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Wilkes Cert Stage Materials


Poarch Band et al v Wilkes petition for writ

17-1175 Indian Law Scholars amicus brief

UnitedSouthandEasternTribes inc.

wilkes brief in opposition




Petitioners Supplemental Brief

Lower court materials here.