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Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1498 Wash. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways. CVSG: 05/15/2018.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 14 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 17, 2017)
Jul 13 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 16, 2017.
Jul 17 2017Brief amici curiae of The States of Idaho, et al. filed.
Jul 17 2017Brief amici curiae of Washington Oil Marketers Association, et al. filed.
Aug 16 2017Brief of respondent Cougar Den, Inc. in opposition filed.
Aug 16 2017Brief amicus curiae of Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation filed.
Aug 29 2017Reply of petitioner Washington State Department of Licensing filed. (Distributed)
Aug 30 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Oct 02 2017The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 15 2018Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
May 30 2018Supplemental brief of respondent Cougar Den, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
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