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MATCH-E-BE-NASH-SHE-WISH BAND v. PATCHAK

Docket No.: 11-246
Certiorari Granted: 10/17/11
Argued: February 22, 2012
Decided: 06/28/12
Consolidated with: 11-247

Topics:

Indian Reorganization Act, judicial review, preemption, Quiet Title Act, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. David Patchak, et al.
Petitioner: Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
Respondent: David Patchak, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 632 F.3d 702

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
v.
David Patchak, et al.
Question Presented:

I. Whether the Quiet Title Act and its reservation of the United States' sovereign immunity in suits involving "trust or restricted Indian lands" apply to all suits concerning land in which the United States "claims an interest," 28 U.S.C. ยง 2409a(a), as the Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits have held, or whether they apply only when the plaintiff claims title to the land, as the D.C. Circuit held. II. Whether prudential standing to sue under federal law can be based on either (i) the plaintiff's ability to "police" an agency's compliance with the law, as held by the D.C. Circuit but rejected by the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits, or (ii) interests protected by a different federal statute than the one on which suit is based, as held by the D.C. Circuit but rejected by the Federal Circuit.

MATCH-E-BE-NASH-SHE-WISH BAND v. PATCHAK
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/22/12

Listen to Oral Argument in MATCH-E-BE-NASH-SHE-WISH BAND v. PATCHAK
Holding: judgment is affirmed and remanded

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MATCH-E-BE-NASH-SHE-WISH BAND v. PATCHAK
Case Documents

1Opinion (PDF)
2Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Oral Argument Audio