[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Indian Nation [oral arguments transcript, PDF] on whether the attorney-client privilege entitles the US to withhold from an Indian tribe confidential communications between the government and government attorneys implicating the administration of statutes pertaining to property held in trust for the tribe. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held [opinion, PDF] that…

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