Docket No.: 02-281 Topics:
Certiorari Granted: Dec 2 2002
Argued: March 31, 2003
Decided: May 19, 2003
Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Bivens action, Commerce Clause, Due Process, False Claims Act, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Indians, Interstate Commerce Clause, Natural Resources, Section 1983, Sherman Act, Sixth Amendment, Supremacy Clause, antitrust, equitable relief, habeas, immunity from suit, murder, preemption, privacy, probable cause, qualified immunity, search and seizure, separation of powers, sovereign immunity, stare decisis
PartyNames: Inyo County, California, et al. v. Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the
Petitioner: Inyo County, California, et al.
Respondent: Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the
Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 975 F.3d 893. QUESTIONS PRESENTED 1. Whether the doctrine of tribal sovere ign immunity enables Indian tribes, theirgambling casinos and other commercial businesses to prohibit the searching of their property by law enforcement officers fo r criminal evidence pertaining to thecommission of off-reservation State crimes, when the search is pursuant to a search warrant issued upon probable cause. 2. Whether such a search by State law enforcement officers constitutes a violationof the tribe's civil rights that is actionable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
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