Willamette Law Online

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

( 3 summaries )

Opinions Filed in December 2011

Arizona v. United States

Preemption: Whether an Arizona immigration law is preempted by federal law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

(Filing Date: 12-12-2011)

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak and Patchak v. Salazar

Standing: Whether a private individual who alleges injuries resulting from the operation of a gaming facility on Indian trust land has standing to challenge a decision of the Secretary of the Interior to take title to that land in trust, on the ground that the decision was not authorized by the Indian Reorganization Act, and (2) whether a suit of that nature is an action under the Quiet Title Act, which supplants section 702 of the Administrative Procedures Act’s waiver of sovereign immunity.

(Filing Date: 12-12-2011)

RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank

Bankruptcy Law: Whether a debtor may pursue a Chapter 11 plan that proposes to sell assets free of liens without allowing the secured creditor to credit bid, but instead providing it with the indubitable equivalent of its claim under Section 1129(b)(2)(A)(iii) of the Bankruptcy Code.

(Filing Date: 12-12-2011)