While UNUSUAL, Citizens United was reheard as was one other case this term, KNICK v Township of Scott
Reports awaiting decision on Carpenter v. Murphy
Indianz.com has the full story. RUTH BADER GINSBURG IS THE WILD CARD
Of several experts contacted by Indianz.Com, all of them offered basically the same prediction. With Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has one of the most extensive (and favorable) records in Indian law in history, out of the picture, they believe the remaining eight members of the Supreme Court will be unable to reach a clear decision in Murphy.
Such an outcome would in fact represent a positive outcome. A deadlock in the case means the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the Indian Country status of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's homelands in Oklahoma would stand.
“With Justice Gorsuch recused, I am hoping for a 4-4 party-line split that will operate to affirm the Tenth Circuit’s decision," said Gabe Galanda, an attorney who belongs to the Round Valley Indian Tribes.