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C&L Enterprises v. Citizen Band Potawatomi

Docket No.: 00-292
Certiorari Granted: Oct 30 2000
Argued: March 19, 2001
Decided: April 30, 2001

Topics:

Civil Rights, Indians, State Jurisdiction Over, ADA, Arbitration, Bill of Rights, Eleventh Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Indians, Seventh Amendment, copyright, immunity from suit, probable cause, property rights, qualified immunity, search and seizure, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: C & L Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
Petitioner: C & L Enterprises, Inc.
Respondent: Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe of Oklahoma

Court Below: Court of Civil Appeals of Oklahoma, Second Division
Supreme Court Docket

C & L Enterprises, Inc.
v.
Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
532 U.S. 411 (2001)
Question:

Does a federally recognized tribe waives its immunity from suit in state court when it expressly agrees to arbitrate disputes relating to a contract, to the governance of state law, and to the enforcement of arbitral awards in any court with proper jurisdiction?

C&L Enterprises v. Citizen Band Potawatomi
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 19, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for C&L Enterprises, 0 vote(s) against
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