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Docket Number17-387
Term2017
Full NameUpper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Sharline Lundgren, et vir
Short NameUpper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Sharline Lundgren, et vir
PetitionerUpper Skagit Indian Tribe
RespondentSharline Lundgren, et vir
Date Argued (Reargued)March 21, 2018
Date DecidedMay 22, 2018

Question Presented

Does a court's exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it?

Case Events

NoDateDescription
17 2018-01-29Amicus brief of United States submitted.
16 2018-01-29Amicus brief of States of Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, and Texas submitted.
15 2018-01-29Amicus brief of National Congress of American Indians submitted.
14 2018-01-29Brief amici curiae of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Skokomish Indian Tribe filed.
13 2018-01-29Brief amici curiae of Cayuga Nation, Seneca Nation of Indians, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Cherokee Nation, Pueblo of Pojoaque filed.
12 2018-01-24SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11 2018-01-23Statement of Cost of Upper Skagit Indian Tribe submitted.
10 2018-01-22Joint appendix filed.
9 2018-01-22Brief of petitioner Upper Skagit Indian Tribe filed.
8 2017-12-08Petition GRANTED.
7 2017-12-04DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.
6 2017-11-27DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
5 2017-11-17Rescheduled.
4 2017-11-01DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.
3 2017-10-27Reply of petitioner Upper Skagit Indian Tribe filed.
2 2017-10-13Brief of respondents Sharline Lundgren and Ray Lundgren in opposition filed.
1 2017-09-11Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 13, 2017)

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Arthur W. Harrigan Jr.Upper Skagit Indian TribeCounsel of RecordHarrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP999 Third Avenue, Suite 4400Seattle, WA 98104arthurh@harriganleyh.com(206) 623-1700petitioner
Colette RoutelNational Congress of American IndiansCounsel of RecordMitchell Hamline School of Law875 Summit AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55105colette.routel@mitchellhamline.edu6512906327other
David Leigh FranklinStates of Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, and TexasCounsel of RecoOffice of the Attorney General of Illinois100 W. Randolph12th floorChicago, IL 60601dfranklin@atg.state.il.us3128145376other
Douglas B.L. EndresonFond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Skokomish Indian TribeCounsel of RecSonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP1425 K Street N.W.Suite 600Washington, DC 20005dendreso@sonosky.com2026820240other
Ian Heath GershengornCayuga Nation, Seneca Nation of Indians, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Cherokee Nation, Pueblo of PojoaqueCounsel of RecordJenner & Block1099 New York Ave., NWSuite 900Washington, DC 20001IGershengorn@jenner.com202-639-6869other
Noel J. FranciscoUnited StatesCounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217other
Scott Martin EllerbySharline Lundgren and Ray LundgrenCounsel of RecordMullavey, Prout, Grenley & Foe, LLP2401 NW 65th St.Seattle, WA 98127sellerby@ballardlawyers.com206-789-2511respondent
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