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No. 03-107
Title:
United States, Petitioner
v.
Billy Jo Lara
Docketed:July 22, 2003
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(01-3695)
  Decision Date:March 24, 2003
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 12 2003 Application (02A1059) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 22, 2003 to July 22, 2003, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jun 13 2003 Application (02A1059) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until July 22, 2003.
Jul 22 2003 Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 21, 2003)
Aug 21 2003 Brief of respondent Billy Jo Lara in opposition filed.
Aug 21 2003 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Billy Jo Lara.
Sep 3 2003 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2003.
Sep 10 2003 Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Sep 30 2003 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Sep 30 2003 Petition GRANTED.
Sep 30 2003 Motion of respondent Billy Jo Lara for appointment of counsel.
Oct 15 2003 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2003.
Nov 3 2003 Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent GRANTED. Alexander F. Reichert, Esquire, of Grand Forks, North Dakota is appointed to serve as counsel for the respondent in this case.
Nov 3 2003 SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
Nov 14 2003 Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Nov 14 2003 Brief amicus curiae of National Congress of American Indians filed.
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Washington, et al. filed.
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Eighteen American Indian Tribes, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, et al. filed.
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Idaho, et al. filed.
Nov 18 2003 Record received from the U.S.C.A for the 8th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Nov 21 2003 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner United States.
Nov 24 2003 Record received from the U.S. Dist. Court of North Dakota. (1 folder)
Nov 26 2003 CIRCULATED.
Dec 1 2003 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Dec 15 2003 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2003 Brief amici curiae of Thomas Lee Morris, Elizabeth S. Morris, and Roland J. Morris filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2003 Brief amicus curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2003 Brief amici curiae of Lewis County, Idaho, Mille Lacs County, MN, and Thurston County, Nebraska filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2003 Brief of respondent Billy Jo Lara filed. (Distributed)
Dec 19 2003 Motion for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed by National Congress of American Indians, et al.
Dec 31 2003 Motion to strike portions of the amici curiae brief on behalf of Eighteen American Indian Tribes, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, et al. filed by respondent.
Jan 8 2004 Response of amici curiae Eighteen American Indian Tribes, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, et al. to respondent's motion to strike portions of amici brief.
Jan 9 2004 Motion of National Congress of American Indians, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Jan 14 2004 Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2004 Argued. For petitioner: Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Alexander F. Reichert, Grand Forks, N.D. (Appointed by this Court.)
Jan 26 2004 Motion to strike portions of the amici curiae brief on behalf of Eighteen American Indian Tribes, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, et al. DENIED.
Apr 19 2004 Judgment REVERSED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Stevens, O'Connor, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Stevens, J., filed a concurring opinion. Kennedy, J., and Thomas, J., filed opinions concurring in the judgment. Souter, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined.
May 21 2004 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 26 2004 Record returned to U.S.C.A. - 8th Circuit.
May 26 2004 Record returned to U.S.D.C. - for North Dakota.
Jun 3 2004 Acknowledgement of receipt (05/25/04) of the judgment from the Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Theodore B. Olson Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Room 5614
Washington, DC  20530-0001
 
Party name: United States
 
Edwin S. Kneedler Acting Solicitor General(220) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Attorneys for Respondent:
Alexander F. Reichert Reichert Law Office(701) 787-8802
405 Bruce Avenue, Suite 100 A
Grand Forks, ND  58201
Party name: Billy Jo Lara
 
Other:
Robert K. Costello Deputy Attorney General(360) 753-6245
1125 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA  98504-0100
Party name: Washington, et al.
 
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP(202) 736-8000
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: National Congress of American Indians
 
 
Tracy Labin Native American Rights Fund(202) 785-4166
1712 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Eighteen American Indian Tribes, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, et al.
 
 
Clay Riggs Smith Deputy Attorney General(208) 334-2400
700 W. Jefferson
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID  88720-0010
Party name: Idaho, et al.
 
 
Virginia G. Villa 14 Wall Street(212) 732-0707
28th Floor
New York, NY  10005
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
 
Jon Metropoulos Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman(406) 442-8560
PO Box 1715
Helena, MT  59624
Party name: Thomas Lee Morris, Elizabeth S. Morris, and Roland J. Morris
 
 
Randy V. Thompson Nolan, MacGregor, Thompson & Leighton(651) 227-6661
710 Lawson Commons
380 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
Party name: Citizens Equal Rights Foundation
 
 
Tom D. Tobin Tobin Law Offices PC(605) 842-2500
P.O. Box 730
422 Main street
Winner, SD  57580-0730
Party name: Lewis County, Idaho, Mille Lacs County, MN, and Thurston County, Nebraska
 
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