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Osage Nation v. Irby

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-537 10th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether, in determining whether Congress "disestablished an Indian reservation," pursuant to Solem v. Bartlett (1984), courts are limited to the statutory text, legislative history, and views of the Executive Branch or can instead also consider other external indicia; and (2) whether the lower court properly ruled that a Native American tribe's reservation had been "disestablished."

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