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Friends of Amador County v. Jewell

Petition for certiorari denied on December 1, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-340 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, in an action by a third party against the Secretary of the Interior under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 551 et seq., a putative Indian tribe may invoke its sovereign immunity to prevent a court from reviewing the lawfulness of the Secretary's decision to recognize it as a tribe.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 22 2014Application (14A214) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 3, 2014 to October 3, 2014, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 25 2014Response to application from respondent Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians filed.
Sep 3 2014Application (14A214) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 18, 2014.
Sep 18 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 24, 2014)
Oct 23 2014Waiver of right of respondents Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior to respond filed.
Oct 24 2014Brief of respondent Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in opposition filed.
Nov 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 25, 2014.
Nov 10 2014Reply of petitioner Friends of Amador County filed. (Distributed)
Dec 1 2014Petition DENIED.