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Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1340 10th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issues: (1) Whether a federal court may force a non-consenting, non-Indian plaintiff to exhaust his claims in tribal court when the defendant tribe has expressly consented by contract to federal or state court jurisdiction and waived both sovereign immunity and tribal exhaustion; and (2) whether a state court may adjudicate a contractual dispute between a tribe and a non-Indian when the tribe has provided specific contractual consent to state court jurisdiction; or instead, whether the Constitution or laws of the United States prohibit such exercises of state court jurisdiction unless the state has assumed general civil jurisdiction over tribal territory under Sections 1322 and 1326 of Title 25.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 06 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 11, 2022)
Apr 27 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 11, 2022 to June 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 28 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 10, 2022.
Jun 10 2022Brief of respondents Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 28 2022Reply of petitioner Lynn D. Becker filed. (Distributed)
Jun 29 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.
Oct 03 2022Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.