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No. 03-855
Title:
City of Sherrill, New York, Petitioner
v.
Oneida Indian Nation of New York, et al.
Docketed:December 11, 2003
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  Case Nos.:(01-7795, 01-7797)
  Decision Date:July 21, 2003
  Rehearing Denied:September 15, 2003
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 21 2001 Letter, dated December 17, 2004 received from counsel for the petitioner December 21, 2004
Dec 11 2003 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 12, 2004)
Jan 8 2004 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 20, 2004.
Jan 13 2004 Brief amici curiae of Counties of Madison and Oneida, New York filed.
Jan 20 2004 Brief of respondent Oneida Indian Nation of New York in opposition filed.
Jan 20 2004 Brief amicus curiae of New York filed.
Jan 30 2004 Reply of petitioner City of Sherrill, New York filed.
Feb 4 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2004.
Feb 23 2004 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 28 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 2 2004 Supplemental brief of petitioner City of Sherrill, New York filed.
Jun 8 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 24, 2004.
Jun 10 2004 Letter dated June 8, 2004 from counsel for amici, Counties of Madison and Oneida received. (Distributed).
Jun 28 2004 Petition GRANTED.
Aug 12 2004 Joint appendix filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief of petitioner City of Sherrill, New York filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief amicus curiae of New York filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief amici curiae of Cayuga and Seneca Counties, et al. filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief amici curiae of Town of Lenox, New York, et al. filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Counties of Madison and Oneida, New York filed.
Aug 12 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation filed.
Aug 13 2004 Extension of time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits to and including September 30, 2004.
Sep 20 2004 Motion of New York for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 29 2004 Letter of respondent proposing lodging of maps and Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs received.
Sep 30 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. filed.
Sep 30 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 30 2004 Brief amici curiae of Cayuga Nation of New York, et al. filed.
Sep 30 2004 Brief amicus curiae of National Congress of American Indians filed.
Sep 30 2004 Brief amici curiae of Puyallup Tribe of Indians, et al. filed.
Sep 30 2004 Brief of respondents Oneida Indian Nation of New York, et al filed.
Oct 4 2004 Application (04A271) to extend the time within which to file the reply brief on the merits, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Oct 7 2004 Application (04A271) granted by Justice Ginsburg to extend the time within which to file the reply brief on the merits to and including November 18, 2004.
Oct 12 2004 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 1 2004 Motion of New York for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 1 2004 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 12 2004 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 11, 2005.
Nov 12 2004 CIRCULATED.
Nov 18 2004 Reply of petitioner City of Sherrill, New York filed. (Distributed)
Dec 2 2004 Letter from counsel for petitioner requesting permission to lodge excerpts from Annual Reports.
Dec 17 2004 Letter from Attorney General of New York advising of recent developments received. (Distributed).
Dec 21 2004 Letter dated December 17, 2004 received from counsel for the petitioner December 21, 2004. (Distributed).
Dec 23 2004 Letter dated December 21, 2004 received from counsel for the respondent.
Jan 11 2005 Argued. For petitioner: Ira S. Sacks, New York,N.Y.; and Caitlin J. Halligan, Solicitor General, New York, N.Y. (for N.Y., as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Michael R. Smith, Washington, D.C.; and on behalf of the United States, as amicus curiae, Malcolm L. Stewart, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Jan 11 2005 Record received from U.S.C.A. 2nd. Circuit. U.S.D.C. record included. (2 boxes)
Mar 29 2005 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Souter, J., filed a concurring opinion. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Apr 25 2005 Petition for Rehearing filed.
May 3 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2005.
May 23 2005 Rehearing DENIED.
May 23 2005 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 17 2005 Record returned to the U.S.C.A. -2nd Circuit (U.S.D.C. record included).



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Ira S. Sacks Dreier LLP(212) 328-6100
    Counsel of Record499 Park Avenue
New York, NY  10022
Party name: City of Sherrill, New York
Attorneys for Respondents:
Michael R. Smith Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP(202) 778-1832
    Counsel of Record1201 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Oneida Indian Nation of New York
Other:
Woodruff Lee Carroll The Galleries(315) 474-5356
441 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY  13202
Party name: Citizens Equal Rights Foundation
 
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Gus P. Coldebella Goodwin Proctor LLP(617) 570-1000
Exchange Place
Boston, MA  02109
Party name: Cayuga and Seneca Counties, et al.
 
Charles G. Curtis Jr. Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP(608) 663-7460
One East Main Street
Suite 201
Madison, WI  53703
Party name: Town of Lenox, New York, et al.
 
Ian Heath Gershengorn Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001-4412
Party name: United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
 
Caitlin Joan Halligan Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP(212) 310-8535
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10153
caitlin.halligan@weil.com
Party name: New York
 
Arlinda F. Locklear 3809 Jefferson Pike(301) 473-5160
Post Office Box 605
Jefferson, MD  21755
Party name: Cayuga Nation of New York, et al.
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: National Congress of American Indians
 
Harry R. Sachse Sonosky Chambers Sachse Endreson & Perry(202) 682-0240
1425 K Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Puyallup Tribe of Indians, et al.
 
Malcolm L. Stewart Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
malcolm.l.stewart@usjoj.gov
Party name: City of Sherrill, New York v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York, et al.
 
G. Robert Witmer Jr. Nixon Peabody LLP(585) 263-1000
Clinton Square
P.O. Box 31051
Rochester, NY  14603
Party name: Counties of Madison and Oneida, New York
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