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Penobscot Nation v. Frey

Petition for certiorari denied on April 18, 2022

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-838 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Maine Indian Settlement Acts — consistent with the Supreme Court’s precedents on statutory interpretation and the Indian canons of construction — codify the historical understanding of the Penobscot Nation, the United States, and the state that the Penobscot Reservation encompasses the Main Stem of the Penobscot River.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 03 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 6, 2022)
Dec 22 2021Brief amici curiae of National Congress of American Indians and USET Sovereignty Protection Fund filed.
Dec 27 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 6, 2022 to March 7, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 7, 2022, for all respondents.
Jan 06 2022Waiver of right of respondents Town of East Millinocket; Guilford-Sangerville Sanitary District; Town of Howland; Town of Lincoln; Lincoln Sanitary District; Town of Mattawamkeag; Town of Millinocket; Veazie Sewer District to respond filed.
Jan 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission filed. VIDED.
Jan 06 2022Brief amici curiae of Members of the Congressional Native American Caucus filed. VIDED.
Mar 04 2022Brief of respondents Aaron M. Frey, Attorney General of Maine, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 22 2022Reply of petitioner Penobscot Nation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2022.
Apr 18 2022Petition DENIED.