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Atkinson Trading v. Shirley

Docket No.: 00-454
Certiorari Granted: Nov 27 2000
Argued: March 27, 2001
Decided: May 29, 2001


25 U.S.C. 261, Civil Rights, Indians, EPA, Indian Reorganization Act, Indians, habeas, harmless error, patent

PartyNames: Atkinson Trading Company, Inc. v. Joe Shirley, Jr., et al.
Petitioner: Atkinson Trading Company, Inc.
Respondent: Joe Shirley, Jr., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Citation: 210 F.3d 1247
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Atkinson Trading Company, Inc.
Joe Shirley, Jr., et al.
532 U.S. 645 (2001)

Does the rule in Montana v. United States, that, with limited exceptions, Indian tribes lack civil authority over the conduct of nonmembers on non- Indian fee land within a reservation, apply to tribal attempts to tax nonmember activity occurring on non-Indian fee land?

Atkinson Trading v. Shirley

March 27, 2001

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Atkinson Trading, 0 vote(s) against

Atkinson Trading v. Shirley
Case Documents

1Opinion in Atkinson Trading v. Shirley
2Opinion in Atkinson Trading v. Shirley
Additional documents for this case are pending review.