|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1406||8th Cir.||Jan 20, 2016||Mar 22, 2016||8-0||Thomas||OT 2015|
Holding: An 1882 law that authorized the Secretary of the Interior to survey, appraise, and sell roughly 50,000 acres of reservation land did not diminish the Omaha Indian Reservation.
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on March 22, 2016.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 27 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 29, 2015)|
|Jun 23 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 29, 2015.|
|Jul 28 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 28, 2015.|
|Aug 19 2015||Brief of respondents Mitch Parker, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 1 2015||Reply of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Oct 1 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Nov 5 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the Tribal Respondents and other members of the Tribal Council.|
|Nov 5 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for petitioners.|
|Nov 6 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Nov 16 2015||Joint appendix filed (5 volumes). (Statement of costs filed)|
|Nov 16 2015||Brief of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed.|
|Nov 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Village of Hobart, Wisconsin, and Pender Public Schools filed.|
|Nov 23 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation filed.|
|Nov 24 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 20, 2016|
|Dec 4 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Dec 4 2015||Record received from U.S.D.C. District of Kansas is electronic.|
|Dec 15 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 16 2015||Brief of respondent United States. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 16 2015||Brief of Omaha Tribal Council Respondents filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 22 2015||Brief amici curiae of Historical and Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Congress of American Indians, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 4 2016||Motion for divided argument filed by respondents Mitch Parker, et al. out of time.|
|Jan 8 2016||Motion for divided argument filed out of time by respondents GRANTED.|
|Jan 13 2016||Reply of petitioners Nebraska, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 20 2016||Argued. For petitioners: James D. Smith, Solicitor General of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. For private respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For federal respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Mar 22 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Apr 25 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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