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SALAZAR V. PATCHAK

Docket No.: 11-247
Certiorari Granted: 12/12/11
Argued: April 24, 2012
Decided: 06/18/12
Consolidated with: 11-246

Topics:

Administrative Procedure, Article I, EPA, Indian Reorganization Act, Quiet Title Act, immunity from suit, judicial review, preemption, preliminary injunction, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Ken L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al. v. David Patchak, et al.
Petitioner: Ken L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al.
Respondent: David Patchak, et al.

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

Ken L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al.
v.
David Patchak, et al.
Question Presented:

1. Whether 5 U.S.C. 702 waives the sovereign immunity of the United States from a suit challenging its title to lands that it holds in trust for an Indian Tribe. 2. Whether a private individual who alleges injuries resulting from the operation of a gaming facility on Indian trust land has prudential standing to challenge the decision of the Secretary of the Interior to take title to that land in trust, on the ground that the decision was not authorized by the Indian Reorganization Act, ch. 576, 48 Stat. 984.

SALAZAR V. PATCHAK
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/24/12

Listen to Oral Argument in SALAZAR V. PATCHAK
Holding: AFFIRMED AND REMANDED
Vote: 8-1
Opinion By:
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