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Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

Docket No.: 96-1037
Argued: January 12, 1998
Decided: May 26, 1998

Topics:

Civil Rights, Indians, State Jurisdiction Over, Eleventh Amendment, Federal Tort Claims, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, Indians, absolute immunity, immunity from suit, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Respondent: Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 751 (1998)
Question:

May Indian tribes be sued in state courts for breaches of contract involving off-reservation commercial conduct?

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 12, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 3 vote(s) against
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