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Docket Number17-532
Term2018
Full NameClayvin Herrera v. Wyoming
Short NameHerrera v. Wyoming
PetitionerClayvin Herrera
RespondentWyoming
Date Argued (Reargued)Jan. 8, 2019
Date Decided

Question Presented

Whether Wyoming's admission to the Union or the establishment of the Bighorn National Forest abrogated the Crow Tribe of Indians' 1868 federal treaty right to hunt on the "unoccupied lands of the United States," thereby permitting the present-day criminal conviction of a Crow member who engaged in subsistence hunting for his family.

Case Events

NoDateDescription
46 2018-11-28SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 8, 2019
45 2018-11-20Amicus brief of Citzen Equal Rights Foundation, Mille Lacs Equal Rights Foundation, City of Wakhon, Minnesota submitted.
44 2018-11-20Brief amicus curiae of Safari Club International filed.
43 2018-11-20Brief amici curiae of States of Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas filed.
42 2018-11-20Brief amici curiae of Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, et al. filed.
41 2018-11-20Brief amicus curiae of Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies filed.
40 2018-11-20Brief amici curiae of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, et al. filed.
39 2018-11-15Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
38 2018-11-13Brief of respondent Wyoming filed.
37 2018-10-12Motion for a further extension of time to file respondent's brief on the merits granted and the time is extended to and including November 13, 2018.
36 2018-10-11Motion for a further extension of time to file respondent's brief on the merits filed.
35 2018-10-03Motion of Clayvin Herrera for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (Corrected motion submitted - October 12, 2018)
34 2018-09-11Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
33 2018-09-11Brief amicus curiae of Crow Tribe of Indians filed.
32 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Timothy P. McCleary, et al. filed.
31 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation filed.
30 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Pacific and Inland Northwest Treaty Tribes filed.
29 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of National Congress of American Indians, et al. filed.
28 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe filed.
27 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Natural Resources Law Professors filed.
26 2018-09-11Brief amici curiae of Indian Law Professors filed.
25 2018-09-10Brief amicus curiae of Eastern Shoshone Tribe filed.
24 2018-09-04Joint appendix filed.
23 2018-09-04Brief of petitioner Clayvin Herrera filed.
22 2018-08-27Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, State of Wyoming
21 2018-08-02Motion to extend the time to file the opening briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 4, 2018. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 22, 2018.
20 2018-07-31Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Clayvin Herrera.
19 2018-07-30Motion for an extension of time to file the opening briefs on the merits filed.
18 2018-06-28Petition GRANTED.
17 2018-06-27DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.
16 2018-06-05Supplemental brief of petitioner Clayvin Herrera filed. (Distributed)
15 2018-06-05Supplemental brief of respondent Wyoming filed. (Distributed)
14 2018-06-05DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
13 2018-05-22Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
12 2018-01-08The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
11 2017-11-29DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
10 2017-11-28Reply of petitioner Clayvin Herrera filed.
9 2017-11-09Brief amici curiae of Timothy P. McCleary, et al. filed.
8 2017-11-09Brief amicus curiae of Crow Tribe of Indians filed.
7 2017-11-09Brief of respondent Wyoming in opposition filed.
6 2017-11-08Brief amici curiae of Indian Law Professors filed.
5 2017-10-24Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Wyoming
4 2017-10-12Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Clayvin Herrera
3 2017-10-05Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 9, 2017)
2 2017-08-09Application (17A158) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until October 5, 2017.
1 2017-08-07Application (17A158) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2017 to October 5, 2017, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Ashley C. ParrishTimothy P. McCleary, et al.Counsel of Record1700 Pensylvania Ave., NWSuite 200Washington, DC 20006-2706aparrish@kslaw.com202-737-0500other
Colette RoutelNatural Resources Law ProfessorsCounsel of RecordMitchell Hamline School of Law875 Summit AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55105colette.routel@mitchellhamline.edu6512906327other
Daniel David LewerenzCrow Tribe of IndiansAmicus1514 P Street NW, Suite DWashington, DC 20005lewerenz@narf.org202 785 4166other
George William Hicks Jr.Clayvin HerreraCounsel of RecordKirkland & Ellis LLP655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20001george.hicks@kirkland.com(202) 879-5000petitioner
Heather Daphne Whiteman Runs HimCrow Tribe of IndiansCounsel of RecordNative American Rights Fund1506 BroadwayBoulder, CO 80302heatherw@narf.org3034478760other
Marc D. SlonimNational Congress of American IndiansCounsel of RecordZiontz Chestnut2101 Fourth AvenueSuite 1230Seattle, WA 98121mslonim@ziontzchestnut.com2064481230other
Monte Tyler MillsIndian Law ProfessorsCounsel of RecordAlexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana32 Campus DriveMissoula, MO 59812monte.mills@umantana.edu406)243-2544other
Noel J. FranciscoUnited StatesCounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217other
Peter K. MichaelWyomingCounsel of RecordOffice of the Attorney General, 2320 Capitol AvenueCheyenne, WY 82002peter.michael@wyo.gov307-777-7841respondent
Richard G. VerriEastern Shoshone TribeCounsel of RecoRosette, LLPAttorneys at Law565 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 212Chandler, AZ 85225rverri@rosettelaw.com4808898990other
Rob Roy SmithPACIFIC AND INLAND NORTHWEST TREATY TRIBESCounsel of RecordKILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP1420 Fifth Ave.Suite 3700Seattle, WA 98101jblack@kilpatricktownsend.com206-467-9600other
Thomas Harrold ShippsSouthern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute TribeCounsel of RecMaynes, Bradford, Shipps et al835 E. Second AvenueSuite 123Durango, CO 81301tshipps@mbssllp.com9702471755other
William Francis BaconShoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall ReservationCounsel of Record1600 ArlingtonPocatello, ID 83204bbacon@sbtribes.com(208) 478-3822other
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