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The petition of the day is: Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren 17-387 Issue: Whether a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcomes the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it. The post Petition of the...

Conoco Phillips Company v. Ramirez et al is a helpful reminder when preparing a document transferring title: “Family vernacular” is a great way to communicate in wedding toasts and funeral eulogies, not so much in land conveyances. Absent an express reservation, a conveyance of land includes both...