Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issues: (1) Whether a court of appeals has jurisdiction over an appeal filed by a nonparty when the nonparty did not participate in any capacity in the district court proceedings; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit improperly invoked the Indian canon of construction to deprive surface-estate owners who are members or successors-in-interest to Indian tribe members of important property rights by overriding clear regulatory language for the express purpose of favoring the economic interests of an Indian tribe without examining congressional intent.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Dec 27 2017||Application (17A690) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 15, 2018 to March 2, 2018, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Dec 28 2017||Application (17A690) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until March 2, 2018.|
|Mar 02 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 5, 2018)|
|Apr 05 2018||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Osage County Farm Bureau, Inc., et al.|
|Apr 05 2018||Brief of respondent Osage Minerals Council in opposition filed.|
|Apr 05 2018||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by American Wind Energy Association.|
|Apr 19 2018||Response to motion from respondent Osage Minerals Council filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2018||Reply of petitioners Osage Wind, LLC, et al. filed.|
|Apr 24 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|May 14 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|