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Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-493 5th Cir. Feb 22, 2022
TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

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.
Aug 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 03 2021Supplemental brief of respondent Texas filed. (Distributed)
Sep 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.
Oct 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.
Oct 18 2021Petition GRANTED.
Nov 17 2021Motion for an extension of time to file respondent's brief on the merits filed.
Nov 19 2021Motion to extend the time to file respondent's brief on the merits granted and the time is extended to and including January 10, 2022.
Dec 02 2021Brief of petitioner Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, The Tribal Council, The Tribal Governor Michael Silvas or his Successor filed.
Dec 02 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Dec 09 2021Brief amicus curiae of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas filed.
Dec 09 2021Brief amici curiae of National Indian Gaming Association, et al. filed.
Dec 09 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 17 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Dec 21 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Jan 10 2022Brief of respondent Texas filed.
Jan 14 2022Motion of United States for leave to participate in oral argument and for divided argument submitted.
Jan 14 2022Motion of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas for leave to participate in oral argument and for divided argument submitted.
Jan 18 2022CIRCULATED