Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

United States v. State of New York

Petition for certiorari denied on October 17, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1404 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether the United States may be barred from enforcing the Nonintercourse Act against a state that repeatedly purchased and resold (at a substantial profit) Indian lands in violation of the Act between 1795 and 1846, based on the passage of time and the transfer of the unlawfully obtained Indian lands into the hands of third parties, when the United States seeks monetary relief only against the state.

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot