Drafted an Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court Advocating for an Alternative De Facto Test for Diminishment of Reservation Status

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Dillon Ambrose drafted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court advocating for an alternative de facto test for diminishment of reservation status based upon common law theories of laches and waiver, as supported by prior Supreme Court precedent. The subject and precedent cited within that brief served as the main subject of debate and discussion during the oral argument. The ultimate decision by the Supreme Court was crafted to avoid addressing that novel issue, thereby preserving the amici’s argument for future cases.


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