Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

United States v. Navajo Nation

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1410 Fed. Cir. Feb 23, 2009
Apr 6, 2009 9-0 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether the Court’s prior decision in United States v. Navajo Nation (2003) foreclosed a finding that the government breached fiduciary duties in connection with Indian coal lease amendments.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on April 6, 2009.

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