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S.S. v. Colorado River Indian Tribes

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-95 Ariz. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1912(d) and 1912(f), applies in a private severance action initiated by one birth parent against the other birth parent of an Indian child; and (2) whether, if the sections apply in such an action, this de jure discrimination and separate-and-substandard treatment of Indian children violate the due process and equal protection guarantees of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 17 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 18, 2017)
Jul 27 2017Blanket consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs filed by petitioners, S. S., et al.
Aug 07 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 18, 2017.
Aug 18 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation.
Sep 18 2017Brief of respondents Colorado River Indian Tribes, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 27 2017Reply of petitioners S. S. and S.S. filed.
Oct 04 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation GRANTED.
Oct 30 2017Petition DENIED.