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Alaska Native Village Corporation Association v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-544 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether Alaska Native regional and village corporations are “Indian tribes” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and therefore are eligible for emergency-relief funds under Title V of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 21 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2020)
Nov 04 2020Brief amicus curiae of State of Alaska filed.
Nov 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 25, 2020 to December 16, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 16 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 16, 2020, for all respondents.
Nov 18 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by US Senators Lisa Murkowski, et al. VIDED.
Nov 23 2020Brief amicus curiae of Alaska Federation of Natives filed. VIDED.
Dec 16 2020Brief of respondents Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, et al., et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Dec 16 2020Brief of respondents Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Dec 16 2020Brief of respondents Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in opposition filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2020Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 15.5. filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 23 2020Reply of petitioners Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 08 2021Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by US Senators Lisa Murkowski, et al. GRANTED.
Jan 08 2021Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 20-543 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 08 2021Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 20-543. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 20-543. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”