Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak
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|Case Term||OT 2011|
|Question Presented||(1) Whether the Quiet Title Act and its reservation of the United States' sovereign immunity in suits involving "trust or restricted Indian lands" apply to all suits concerning land in which the United States "claims an interest," 28 U.S.C. § 2409a(a), or whether they apply only when the plaintiff claims title to the land; and (2) whether prudential standing to sue under federal law can be based on either (i) the plaintiff's ability to "police" an agency's compliance with the law or (ii) interests protected by a different federal statute than the one on which suit is based.|
|Lower Court's Decision||1) the QTA only bars suit when the plaintiff claims an interest contrary to the government's; and 2) the plaintiff has prudential standing because he can be expected to police the interests which the statute protects|
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Outcome - Affirm
This case was decided on 18 June, 2012.