SCOTUS Denies Cert in Navajo Tribal Court Jurisdiction & Wampanoag Gaming Matters; Issues CVSG in Crow Hunting Case

Here is today’s order list.

The Court denied cert in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (cert materials here); Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (cert petition here); and Red Bear v. SESDAC (lower court decision here).

The Court called for the views of the Solicitor General in Herrera v. Wyoming (cert stage materials here).

Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Nez) Cert Petition

Here:

Cert Petition 

Question presented:

Whether a tribal court has jurisdiction to adjudicate employment claims by Arizona school district employees against their Arizona school district employer that operates on the Navajo reservation pursuant to a state constitutional mandate to provide a general and uniform public education to all Arizona children.

Lower court materials here.

Update: Arizona Amicus Brief [notably, no other state signed on with Arizona]

Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Window Rock Unified School District v. Nez (Formerly Reeves)

Here.

Briefs and lower court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Challenge to Navajo Labor Jurisdiction over Window Rock Unified School District

Here are the briefs in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves:

Reeves Opening Brief

Navajo Nation Labor Commission Opening Brief

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Window Rock Answer Brief

Navajo Nation Labor Commission Reply Brief

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Holds Navajo Nation Labor Commission Has No Jurisdiction over Window Rock Public Schools

Here are the materials in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (D. Ariz.):

DCT Order Granting Summary J to School District

NNLC Motion to Dismiss

Window Rock Response

NNLC Reply

Window Rock Reply

We posted the complaint here.

Window Rock School District Sues to Enjoin Navajo Labor Commission Actions

Here is the complaint.

Here are the materials in a similar case, Red Mesa USD v. Yellowhair, decided in 2010.