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Editor's Note :

On Monday, we expect orders from the June 22 Conference at 9:30 a.m. and the final opinions of the term at 10 a.m.
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Nebraska v. Parker

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1406 8th Cir. Jan 20, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Mar 22, 2016 8-0 Thomas OT 2015

Holding: An 1882 law that authorized the Secretary of the Interior to survey, appraise, and sell roughly 50,000 acres of reservation land did not diminish the Omaha Indian Reservation.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on March 22, 2016.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 27 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 29, 2015)
Jun 23 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 29, 2015.
Jul 28 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 28, 2015.
Aug 19 2015Brief of respondents Mitch Parker, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 1 2015Reply of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 1 2015Petition GRANTED.
Nov 5 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the Tribal Respondents and other members of the Tribal Council.
Nov 5 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for petitioners.
Nov 6 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Nov 16 2015Joint appendix filed (5 volumes). (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 16 2015Brief of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2015Brief amici curiae of Village of Hobart, Wisconsin, and Pender Public Schools filed.
Nov 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation filed.
Nov 24 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Dec 4 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Dec 4 2015Record received from U.S.D.C. District of Kansas is electronic.
Dec 15 2015CIRCULATED.
Dec 16 2015Brief of respondent United States. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2015Brief of Omaha Tribal Council Respondents filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2015Brief amici curiae of Historical and Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2015Brief amici curiae of National Congress of American Indians, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 4 2016Motion for divided argument filed by respondents Mitch Parker, et al. out of time.
Jan 8 2016Motion for divided argument filed out of time by respondents GRANTED.
Jan 13 2016Reply of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 20 2016Argued. For petitioners: James D. Smith, Solicitor General of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. For private respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For federal respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Mar 22 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Apr 25 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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