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UNITED STATES v. JICARILLA APACHE NATION

Docket No.: 10-382
Certiorari Granted: 01/07/11
Argued: April 20, 2011
Decided: 06/13/11

Topics:

Civil Rights Act, EPA, ERISA, FOIA, Federal Rules of Evidence, Freedom of Information Act, Indian Reorganization Act, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, fiduciary obligations, privacy

PartyNames: United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Jicarilla Apache Nation

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Citation: 590 F.3d 1305

United States
v.
Jicarilla Apache Nation
Question Presented:

Whether the attorney-client privilege entitles the United States to withhold from an Indian tribe confidential communications between the government and government attorneys implicating the administration of statutes pertaining to property held in trust for the tribe.

Question:

Does the attorney-client privilege entitle the United States to withhold from an Indian tribe confidential communications between the government and government attorneys implicating the administration of statutes pertaining to property held in trust for the tribe?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART

UNITED STATES v. JICARILLA APACHE NATION
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/20/11

Listen to Oral Argument in UNITED STATES v. JICARILLA APACHE NATION
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 7-1
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:
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