On Tuesday, December 10, and on Wednesday, December 11, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging both days beginning at 9:45. The link for tomorrow's live blog is here.
The Court did not grant any new cases, nor did it call for the views of the Solicitor General. The Court also expanded the oral argument in NLRB v. Noel Canning to ninety minutes and granted Senator Mitch McConnell's motion to participate in that oral argument.
Issue: (1) Whether police officers, employed by the Puyallup
Indian Tribe, but trained, certified, and cross-commissioned by the state of Washington, and armed, equipped, and provisioned by the United States, are subject to the Constitution, U.S. civil
rights laws, and state tort law; (2) whether the Shelter or Conceal Clause of the Treaty of Medicine Creek, and additional sources
of federal and state law, preempts any claims of qualified immunity by individual Puyallup tribal police officer defendants in a suit for violation of the Constitution, U.S. civil rights laws, and state tort law.
At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, we expect additional orders from the Court's December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.
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