The petitions of the day are:

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (Granted )

Docket: 11-246
Issue(s): (1) Whether the Quiet Title Act and its reservation of the United States' sovereign immunity in suits involving "trust or restricted Indian lands" apply to all suits concerning land in which the United States "claims an interest," 28 U.S.C. § 2409a(a), or whether they apply only when the plaintiff claims title to the land; and (2) whether prudential standing to sue under federal law can be based on either (i) the plaintiff's ability to "police" an agency's compliance with the law or (ii) interests protected by a different federal statute than the one on which suit is based.

Certiorari stage documents:

Salazar v. Patchak (Granted )

Docket: 11-247
Issue(s): (1) Whether 5 U.S.C. § 702 waives the sovereign immunity of the United States from a suit challenging its title to lands that it holds in trust for an Indian Tribe; and (2) whether a private individual who alleges injuries resulting from the operation of a gaming facility on Indian trust land has prudential standing to challenge the decision of the Secretary of the Interior to take title to that land in trust, on the ground that the decision was not authorized by the Indian Reorganization Act.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish v. Patchak, Salazar v. Patchak, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 15, 2011, 7:15 AM),