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Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe v. City of Seattle, Washington

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-955 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether the court-created “futility” doctrine, which allows a federal court to decide a case removed from state court even though it lacks jurisdiction, is repugnant to Article III of the Constitution; and (2) whether application of the futility doctrine contravenes 28 U.S.C. § 1447(c), the plain language of which requires remand of the case to the state court from which it was removed.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 28 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2023)
Apr 06 2023Waiver of right of respondent City of Seattle, Washington to respond filed.
May 02 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/18/2023.
May 08 2023Response Requested. (Due June 7, 2023)
May 24 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 7, 2023 to July 7, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
May 25 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 7, 2023.
Jul 06 2023Brief of respondent City of Seattle, Washington in opposition filed.
Jul 12 2023Reply of petitioner Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe filed.
Jul 19 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.
Sep 20 2023Letter of September 20, 2023 from counsel for petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Oct 02 2023Petition DENIED.