Cite as: 538 U. S. 701 (2003)
JJ., joined. Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, post, p. 713.
John Douglas Kirby argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs was Paul N. Bruce.
Barbara McDowell argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae. With her on the brief were Solicitor General Olson, Assistant Attorney General Sansonetti, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Clark, Elizabeth Ann Peterson, and Ethan G. Shenkman.
Reid Peyton Chambers argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Anne D. Noto, Colin Cloud Hampson, Arthur Lazarus, Jr., and James T. Meggesto.*
*Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the State of California et al. by Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of California, Manuel M. Medeiros, Solicitor General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Robert L. Mukai, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Sara J. Drake, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Marc A. Le Forestier, Deputy Attorney General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: William H. Pryor, Jr., of Alabama, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Charlie Crist of Florida, Thomas J. Miller of Iowa, Phill Kline of Kansas, W. A. Drew Edmondson of Oklahoma, Hardy Myers of Oregon, Lawrence E. Long of South Dakota, and Mark L. Shurtleff of Utah; for Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley et al. by Mr. Cooley, pro se, George M. Palmer, Roberta Schwartz, and Brent Dail Riggs; for the California State Sheriffs' Association by Paul R. Coble and Martin J. Mayer; and for the National Sheriffs' Association et al. by John J. Brandt.
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the National Congress of American Indians et al. by Riyaz A. Kanji, Kaighn Smith, Jr., and Ian Heath Gershengorn; and for United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., by William W. Taylor III, Eleanor H. Smith, and David A. Reiser.
A brief of amici curiae was filed for the State of New Mexico et al. by Patricia A. Madrid, Attorney General of New Mexico, Stuart M. Blue-stone, Deputy Attorney General, Christopher D. Coppin, Assistant Attorney General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Terry Goddard of Arizona, Mike McGrath of Montana, and Christine O. Gregoire of Washington.
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