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Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-493 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act provides the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo with sovereign authority to regulate non-prohibited gaming activities on its lands (including bingo), as set forth in the plain language of Section 107(b), the act’s legislative history and the Supreme Court’s holding in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, or whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s decision affirming Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (Ysleta I) correctly subjects the pueblo to all Texas gaming regulations.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 09 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2020)
Oct 26 2020Waiver of right of respondent State of Texas to respond filed.
Oct 28 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/13/2020.
Nov 03 2020Brief amici curiae of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 10 2020Response Requested. (Due December 10, 2020)
Nov 12 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 10, 2020 to January 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 11, 2021.
Jan 11 2021Brief of respondent State of Texas in opposition filed.
Jan 25 2021Reply of petitioners Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, The Tribal Council, The Tribal Governor Michael Silvas or his Successor filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.