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Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-411 8th Cir. Apr 14, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Jun 25, 2008 5-4 Roberts OT 2007

Holding: (1) Plains Commerce Bank has Article III standing to pursue this challenge; and (2) the tribal court did not have jurisdiction to adjudicate a discrimination claim concerning the non-Indian bank’s sale of its free land.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 25, 2008. Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined the majority opinion as to Part II. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in part, concurring in the judgment in part, and dissenting in part, in which Justices Stevens, Souter, and Breyer joined.

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