No. 19-1414.

141 S.Ct. 1638 (2021)

UNITED STATES, Petitioner v. Joshua James COOLEY.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 1, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Eric J. Feigin , Washington, D.C., for the petitioner.

Eric R. Henkel , Missoula, MT, appointed by this Court, for the respondent.

Elizabeth B. Prelogar , Acting Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

Jeffrey T. Green , Meredith A. Dement Claire , Northwestern Supreme Court Practicum, Chicago, IL, Eric R. Henkel , Counsel of Record, Christian, Samson & Baskett, PLLC, John Rhodes , Federal Defenders of Montana, Missoula, MT, for respondent.

Jeffrey B. Wall , Acting Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, David P. Burns , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor General, Frederick Liu , Assistant to the Solicitor General, David M. Lieberman , Attorney Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

The question presented is whether an Indian tribe's police officer has authority to detain temporarily and to search a non-Indian on a public right-of-way that runs through an Indian reservation. The search and detention, we assume, took place based on a potential violation of state or federal...


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