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Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren Background Materials

Question presented:

Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it?

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Barboan Cert Petition


Cert Petition

Questions presented:

1. Does 25 U.S.C. § 357 authorize a condemnation action against a parcel of allotted land in which an Indian tribe has a fractional beneficial interest, especially where (a) the the tribe holds less than a majority interest, (b) the purpose of condemnation is to maintain a long-standing right-of-way for a public utility, and (c) the statute was not “passed for the benefit of dependent Indian tribes.” Alaska Pacific Fisheries v.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

St. Regis Mohawk Brief in Patent Litigation

Here is the brief in the matter captioned Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Allergan Inc.:


Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher