The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in conflict with the decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts, properly held that the Treaty of Olympia’s grant of a “right of taking fish” to the Quileute Indian Tribe and Quinault Indian Nation includes a right of whaling and sealing, and extends beyond areas in which the Tribes customarily fished to areas in which they hunted “marine mammals—including whales and fur seals,” effectively extending the Tribes’ fishing rights by 2,400 square miles.

Posted in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 6, 2018, 10:02 PM),