Carcieri v. Kempthorne
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 3, 2008
|Feb 24, 2009||6-3||Thomas||OT 2008|
Issue: Whether the Narrangansett Tribe may receive benefits under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 if the Tribe was not federally recognized on the date of enactment, and whether the Rhode Island Indian Claims Settlement Act foreclosed the Tribeâ€™s right to exercise sovereignty over land in the state.
Judgment: Reversed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on February 24, 2009.
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Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Donald L. Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island, et al.
- Brief for Petitioner the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island
- Brief for Petitioner the State of Rhode Island
- Brief for Respondent Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Donald L. Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island, et al.
- Reply Brief for Petitioner the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island
- Brief for Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Utah in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Council of State Governments, the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of Counties, and the International City/County Management Association in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Congress of American Indians in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the Narragansett Indian Tribe in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Law Professors Specializing in Federal Indian Law in Support of Respondent reprint
- Brief for Historians Frederick E. Hoxie, Paul C. Rosier, and Christian W. McMillen in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Support of Respondent