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Alaska v. Jewell

Petition for certiorari denied on March 31, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-562 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit properly held – in conflict with this Court’s decisions – that the federal reserved water rights doctrine authorizes the unprecedented federal takeover of Alaska’s navigable waters sanctioned by the 1999 Rule; and (2) whether the Ninth Circuit properly proceeded on the premise – which also conflicts with this Court’s decisions – that the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act could be interpreted to federalize navigable waters at all given Congress’s silence on the Act’s application to navigable waters.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 20 2013Application (13A306) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 3, 2013 to November 4, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Sep 27 2013Application (13A306) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until November 4, 2013.
Nov 4 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 6, 2013)
Nov 19 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the Native American Rights Fund.
Nov 25 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 21, 2014, for all respondents.
Dec 5 2013Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 6 2013Brief amici curiae of Colorado, et al. filed.
Jan 15 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 20, 2014, for all respondents.
Feb 20 2014Brief of Federal Respondents in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2014Brief of respondents Alaska Federation of Natives, and Katie John, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 11 2014Reply of petitioner Alaska filed.
Mar 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 31 2014Petition DENIED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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