Here is the order in Grayson v. Citizenship Board (MCN Dist. Ct.): mcn dist. ct., order and opinion on appeal from citizenship board of the
Here: Michigan Brief.pdfDownload Tribes Amicus Brief.pdfDownload States Amicus Brief.pdfDownload 27-2.-FLOW-Amicus-Brief.pdfDownload
Amicus Briefs (also known as “friend of the court” briefs) in support of Nessel’s position were filed by 12 states and the District of Columbia, 63 Tribal
Here are the materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC (E.D. Va.): 1166 Williams MSJ.pdfDownload 1206 Opposition.pdfDownload 1241 Reply.pdfDownload 1406 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior posts
Vanessa Racehorse and Anna Hohag have posted “Achieving Climate Justice Through Land Back: An Overview of Tribal Dispossession, Land Return Efforts, and Practical Mechanisms for
Here: Stitt Opening Brief.pdfDownload Creek Seminole Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Tulsa Brief.pdfDownload Stitt Reply.pdfDownload Creek Seminole Reply Brief.pdfDownload Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Reply
Here is the petition in Beccera v. Northern Arapaho Tribe: US v NAT Cert Petition.pdfDownload Question presented: Whether IHS must pay “contract support costs” not
The Government of Canada submitted a brief as amicus curiae to once again ask the Court to consider “Canada’s Treaty rights” by invoking the 1977
Forrest Tahdooahnippah Heather Tanana Angela Riley, Vanessa Racehorse, Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Kekek Stark
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The NNALSA Moot Court competition will be hosted by the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana on February 23-24, 2024.
Here are the available materials in Pitoitua v. Gaube (Wash. Ct. App.): Opinion.pdfDownload Respondent’s Brief.PDFDownload
Here are the materials in Pueblo of Pojoaque v. Biedsheid (D.N.M.): 18 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 36-1 Buffalo Thunder MSJ.pdfDownload 41 Peña Opposition.pdfDownload 43 Biedsheid Opposition.pdfDownload 44
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Here are the materials in In re Subpoena of Kenney (D. Mass.): 3 Motion to Quash Subpoena 13 Response 18 Reply 39 Magistrate Order
Here is the opinion in United States v. Britt. Briefs: Britt Brief US brief Reply
The undersigned Tribal and First Nations submitted a petition to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to urge the Committee to examine the
Here are the materials in Winnemucca Indian Colony v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 22 First Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 23 US Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 25 Response.pdfDownload 28
Here are (many of the) materials in Preciado v. Great Wolf Lodge (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 23 Motion to Dismiss Tribe Defendants 24 Motion to
The Uniform Law Commission is seeking to consult with tribes regarding the need and/or benefit of a uniform ICWA law for those states that either
Here are the materials so far in Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP v. Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah (S.D. N.Y.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 7
Here is a link to the tribal resolution setting the referendum vote.
Here are the materials in Williams v. Harpe: Application for Certificate of Appealability CA10 Order
Here is the opinion in Harris v. First Management Services LLC (N.D. Ill.): DCT Order.pdfDownload Briefs when PACER stops being a punk.
Here. Summary: The Department of the Interior (Department) is finalizing updates to its regulations governing the process for pursuing administrative review of actions by Indian
Here is the order in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe. Lower court materials here.
Here are the materials in Skull Valley Health Care LLC v. NorStar Consultants (D. Utah): 2 Notice of Removal to Federal Court.pdfDownload 2-4 State Court
Recently the Washington Post published a long article on the issues in the Office of Solicitor General regarding their lack of diversity in hiring. This
Here are the materials in United States v. Kills Warrior (D.S.D.): 1 Indictment.pdfDownload 36 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 38 Government Opposition.pdfDownload 40 Magistrate Order.pdfDownload 41 Objection.pdfDownload
Nicholas Stamates has posted “The Aftermath of McGirt and Castro-Huerta: Problems and Possible Solutions relating to White Collar Crime in the City of Tulsa,” recently
Here is the order in Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Pollack (D.D.C.): 39 DCT Order.pdfDownload
Here is the order in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes v. Vanir Construction Management Inc. (D. Idaho): 21 Magistrate Order.pdfDownload Briefs here.
Here is the complaint in Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa v. The 3M Company (D.S.C.): fond-du-lac-band-of-lake-superior-chippewa-v.-3m-company-the-et-al-1Download
Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs: Opening Brief.pdfDownload NIGC Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload Lower court materials here.
The tribal child custody case here has received a lot of social media attention with very few details. The case is in Selawik Tribal Court.
Here is the unpublished opinion in Villasenor v. Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. The tribe’s brief: Tribe Answer Brief.pdfDownload
Here is the unpublished opinion in Western Watersheds Project v. McCullough. And same for the Bartell Ranch/Burns Paiute case. Selected briefs: Burns Paiute Brief.PDFDownload Western
Sheryl Lightfoot of Keewenaw Bay Indian Community is the Chairperson
Here: Includes: • An overview of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. • An interview with Tom Tremaine, a retired tribal court judge
Here are the materials in Turpen v. Muckleshoot Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.): 45 Turpen Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 46 Tribe Opposition.pdfDownload 47 Turpen Reply.pdfDownload 49
Angela R. Riley has published “Before Mine!: Indigenous Property Rights for Jagenagenon,” a review of Michael Heller and James Salzman’s book, “Mine!: How the Hidden Rules
Angelique EagleWoman has posted “The Capitalization of ‘Tribal Nations’ and the Decolonization of Citation, Nomenclature, and Terminology in the United States,” recently published in the
Here is the opinion in Santa Monica Development Co. v. Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe: Unpublished Opinion.PDFDownload
It’s an older case, from back in April, but here are the materials in Gilliland v. Barteaux (N.D. Okla.): 1 Habeas Petition.pdfDownload 9 Motion to
Here is the amended complaint in White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Su (D.D.C.): 38 Second Amended Complaint.pdfDownload
Here is the opinion in State of Kansas ex rel. Kobach v. Dep’t of the Interior. Briefs here.
Here is the opinion in Mestek v. Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center: CA7 Opinion.pdfDownload Materials here.
Here is the opinion in Hooper v. City of Tulsa. Briefs here and here. Substitute Hooper for Haley and Oklahoma for United States.
Alyssa Couchie has published “ReBraiding Frayed Sweetgrass for Niijaansinaanik: Understanding Canadian Indigenous Child Welfare Issues as International Atrocity Crimes” in the Michigan Journal of International
Here are the materials in Corrales v. California Gambling Control Commission: Unpublished Opinion.PDFDownload Jaune Smith Briefs: Corrales Opening Brief.pdfDownload State Brief.pdfDownload Corrales Reply.pdfDownload
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Here is the opinion: CA10 Opinion.pdfDownload Briefs: McGirt Opening Brief.pdfDownload Government’s Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload
Here are the materials in Unkechaug Indian Nation v. New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (E.D. N.Y.): Briefs here. 120 DCT Order.pdfDownload Jaune Smith
Ex re Delaware Tribe v. Hon. Nowicki-Eldridge This is, as you might imagine, a description of a mess where the West Virginia agency never contacted
Here is the cursory, bloodless opinion in Mound v. United States. Briefs here. Lower court materials here. An excerpt: In 2014, the Tribe identified a culvert—a
Here. Apparently, I sometimes make this face when someone says “Yoda.”
On June 8, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States in Allen v Milligan upheld the lower court’s determination that the newly adopted Alabama congressional maps
Here are the materials in In re: North Dakota Legislative Assembly: Opinion Petition for Writ of Mandamus Turtle Mountain Opposition The underlying case is here.
Here are the materials in In re Klamath Irrigation District: Opinion Petition for Writ of Mandamus.pdfDownload BOR Response.pdfDownload
Here: Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload Ordering Denying Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload Article here.
Here are the materials in Brooks v. Burnham (W.D. Va.): 19 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 26 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 30 Opposition.pdfDownload 31 Reply.pdfDownload 49 Defendants Supplemental Brief.pdfDownload
Next opinion day is June 8. While we wait for Brackeen, I wanted to highlight this story from Colorado, where the Office of Respondent Parents’
Justin E. Brooks has published “Two Countries in Crisis: Man Camps and the Nightmare of Non- Indigenous Criminal Jurisdiction in the United States and Canada”
Here is the opinion in McGill v. Rankin. Available brief here: McGill Brief.PDFDownload We don’t post many of these post-McGirt prisoner cases, but this is
Here is the order in United States v. Michigan. Briefs: Coalition Brief.pdfDownload Federal Brief.pdfDownload State Brief.pdfDownload Sault Tribe Brief.pdfDownload Coalition Reply.pdfDownload
United States’ Motion to Dismiss Amended ComplaintsDownload Tribal Nations Motion to DismissDownload Individual Plaintiffs’ OppositionDownload Garfield County Plaintiffs OppositionDownload SUWA Intervenors ReplyDownload Tribal Nation ReplyDownload
Here: Klamath Irrigation District Cert Petition.pdfDownload Question presented: Whether Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 19 requires dismissal of an action challenging a federal agency’s use
Here are the materials so far in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes v. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. 1 Notice of Removal.pdfDownload 1-2 State Court Complaint.pdfDownload 3 Tribal Court
Sarah Deer has published “Feminist Jurisprudence in Tribal Courts: An Untapped Opportunity” in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. An excerpt: What if every
Here are the materials in State of Oklahoma v. Brester: OCCA Decision.pdfDownload Appellant Brief.pdfDownload Appellee Brief.pdfDownload Miami and Ottawa Tribes Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Peoria Tribe Amicus
Here are the materials in Dakota Metal Fabrication v. Parisien (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 1-3 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 6 Response.pdfDownload 9 Reply.pdfDownload 21 DCT Order.pdfDownload
Here is the announcement.
Here are the materials so far in Mashkikii-Boodawaaning (Medicine Fireplace) v. Chippewa Valley Valley Agency Ltd. (W.D. Wis.): 11 First Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 14 Motion to
Here are the available materials in United States v. Peneaux (D.S.D.): 31 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 38 DCT Order.pdfDownload An excerpt from the order: Federal law
Nasrin Camilla Akbari has published “The Gladue Approach: Addressing Indigenous Overincarceration Through Sentencing Reform” in the NYU Law Review. PDF Here is the abstract: In
Here is the opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Sauk-Suiatte Indian Tribe. Briefs and so on here. Jaune Smith — it’s as if I
Here are the available materials in HCI Distributing v. Hilgers (formerly Peterson) (D. Neb.): 124 HCI Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 184 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post
Here is the opinion in Yellow Kidney v. Montana Office of Public Instruction: Order – Order Denying Motion To Dismiss.pdfDownload Briefs here.