June 25, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Seelau of The Project for Indigenous Self Determination discusses Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community... On May 27, 2014 the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. The decision was ...[read more]
May 27, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community that tribal sovereign immunity bars a state from suing in federal court to enjoin a tribe from violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) outside of Indian lands. In this case the state of Michigan and the ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community the court was asked to consider whether tribal sovereign immunity bars a state from suing in federal court to enjoin a tribe from violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) outside of ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Millbrook v. US that the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and exceptions to it, waive the immunity of prison guards who commit intentional torts that are within the scope of their authority. The text of 28 USC 2680 lists exceptions for which t... ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to reinstate a lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by investment fraud victims of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff. The investors had sued the SEC under the waiver of sovereign immunity in the Federal ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday released its first opinion of the term, ruling unanimously in US v. Bormes that the federal government does not automatically waive sovereign immunity through the Little Tucker Act in the present case. The court held that the Tucker Act and the Little Tucker Act's ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. In US v. Bormes the court heard arguments to determine whether the federal government has sovereign immunity for damages arising from the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday rejected Argentina's attempt to prevent bondholders from acquiring bank documents regarding the country's assets outside US territory. To no avail, Argentina asserted that its sovereign immunity was affected by a September 2011 ruling by the ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision in favor of an Oregon-based Islamic nonprofit corporation challenging the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program. The US District Court for the Northern District of California held that the federal ...[read more]
April 24, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak on US sovereign immunity in suits involving "trust or restricted Indian lands." David Patchak filed suit to prevent the Secretary of the Interior from holding land in trust for a ...[read more]

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