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Department of the Interior v. Navajo Nation

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-51 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the federal government owes the Navajo Nation an affirmative, judicially enforceable fiduciary duty to assess and address the Navajo Nation’s need for water from particular sources, in the absence of any substantive source of law that expressly establishes such a duty.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 06 2022Application (21A704) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 18, 2022 to June 17, 2022, submitted to Justice Kagan.
May 10 2022Application (21A704) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until June 17, 2022.
Jun 07 2022Application (21A704) to extend further the time from June 17, 2022 to July 15, 2022, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jun 08 2022Application (21A704) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until July 15, 2022.
Jul 15 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 18, 2022)
Jul 21 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 18, 2022 to September 23, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 22 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 23, 2022, for all respondents.