Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Herrera v. Wyoming

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-532 Wyo. Dist. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Wyoming's admission to the Union or the establishment of the Bighorn National Forest abrogated the Crow Tribe of Indians’ 1868 federal treaty right to hunt on the “unoccupied lands of the United States,” thereby permitting the present-day criminal conviction of a Crow member who engaged in subsistence hunting for his family.

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 07 2017Application (17A158) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2017 to October 5, 2017, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Aug 09 2017Application (17A158) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until October 5, 2017.
Oct 05 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 9, 2017)
Oct 12 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Clayvin Herrera
Oct 24 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Wyoming
Nov 08 2017Brief amici curiae of Indian Law Professors filed.
Nov 09 2017Brief of respondent Wyoming in opposition filed.
Nov 09 2017Brief amicus curiae of Crow Tribe of Indians filed.
Nov 09 2017Brief amici curiae of Timothy P. McCleary, et al. filed.
Nov 28 2017Reply of petitioner Clayvin Herrera filed.
Nov 29 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 08 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Term Snapshot