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Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York

Petition dismissed under Rule 46 on March 26, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-604 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the 300,000-acre ancient Oneida reservation in New York still exists, neither disestablished nor diminished, despite (1) the federal government’s actions taken in furtherance of disestablishment (including, but not limited to, the 1838 Treaty of Buffalo Creek); (2) this Court’s holding in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York that the Oneida Indian Nation of New York cannot exercise sovereignty over lands it purchases in the ancient reservation area; and (3) this Court’s finding in that case that land in the ancient reservation area has not been treated as an Indian reservation by the federal, state or local governments for nearly two centuries.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 12 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 17, 2012)
Nov 23 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 16, 2012.
Nov 29 2012Waiver of right of respondent Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians, Putative Intervenor to respond filed.
Dec 14 2012Brief amicus curiae of New York filed.
Dec 17 2012Brief amici curiae of Cayuga County, New York, and Seneca County, New York filed.
Dec 17 2012Brief amici curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation, et al. filed.
Jan 16 2013Brief of respondents Oneida Indian Nation of New York in opposition filed.
Jan 29 2013Reply of petitioners Madison County and Oneida County, New York filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Feb 19 2013The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Jun 05 2013Letter of June 3, 2013, from counsel for petitioners received.
Dec 13 2013Letter of December 13, 2013, from counsel for petitioners received.
Mar 11 2014Motion to dismiss the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 46 received.
Mar 26 2014Petition Dismissed - Rule 46.
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