USA - June 18 2012 On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States decided Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak and Salazar v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012).
USA - June 18 2012 On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak et al., No. 11-246, holding that (1) the United States government does not have sovereign immunity from the suit under the Quiet Title Act where a plaintiff does not assert any right or interest in the title of the property; and (2) the landowner had prudential standing to challenge the Secretary of the Interior's acquisition of land in trust.
USA - June 18 2012 On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter et al., No. 11-551, holding that under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), the government must pay every tribe's "self-determination" contract support costs in full.
USA - April 9 2012 On April 4, 2012, in Alltell Communications, LLC v. DeJordy, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a third-party subpoena in private civil litigation is a "suit" for purposes of an Indian tribe's common law sovereign immunity, thus requiring waiver or congressional abrogation of that immunity before compliance with the subpoena may be compelled.