Justices Hear Oral Arguments In Tribal Court Jurisdiction Case
(December 7, 2015, 3:27 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attorney for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians told the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 7 that by voluntarily operating on tribal land, a business owner consents to litigating private tort claims stemming from that business in tribal court (Dollar General Corp., et al. v. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, et al., No. 13-1496, U.S. Sup.).
(Transcript available. Document #96-151211-021T.)
Neal K. Katyal argued that by Chief Justice John G. Robert’s own language in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land...