WaPo Invites Comments and Info: “Fact checking the new Web site, ‘RedskinsFacts.com’”

Here.

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Second Circuit Affirms Cayuga Immunity from Seneca County Tax Foreclosure Relying on Bay Mills Decision

Here are the materials in Cayuga Indian Nation v. Seneca County:

Seneca County Opening Brief

Cayuga Indian Nation Brief

Seneca County Reply

New York AG Brief

US DOJ Brief

CA2 Opinion

The syllabus:

Appeal from a district court order preliminarily enjoining Seneca County from foreclosing upon certain parcels of the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York’s real property to satisfy unpaid ad valorem property taxes. We conclude, in light of recent Supreme Court guidance, that tribal sovereign immunity from suit bars the County’s proceedings against the Nation and therefore AFFIRM the order of the district court.

Lower court materials are here.

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Blast from the Past: 2009 MSU ILPC Report on the History of Michigan Tribal-State Relations

Five years ago, we at MSU conducted a study of what became an oral history of modern Michigan tribal-state relations under a contract with the National Congress of American Indians. Our former students did all the work — Alicia Ivory, Adrea Korthase, and Sheena Oxendine. For whatever reason, we never published the paper on our occasional paper website. The students interviewed many of the major players in tribal-state relations from the 2000s and before, including John Wernet, Jim Bransky, and Kathryn Tierney on the 2007 inland consent decree; Mike Petoskey and Kathryn Tierney on Michigan Court Rule 2.615; and Bill Brooks and John Wernet on the Michigan tribal-state tax agreements.

Here it is in its full glory, “Tribal-State Relations: Michigan as a Case Study”:

Michigan Tribal-State Intergovernmental Relations

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Michigan Federal Court Orders Debtor to Abritration against Western Sky

Here are the materials in Narula v. Delbert Services Corp. (E.D. Mich.):

11 Motion to Dismiss

14 Response

17 Reply

18 DCT Granting Motion to Dismiss

An excerpt:

 

Because the Court determines that the forum-selection clause does not apply in this case and the Arbitration Agreement is not a product of fraud and satisfies the Sixth Circuit test to grant motions to compel arbitration, the Court finds that Defendant’s motion to dismiss and compel arbitration  [8] is GRANTED, the parties are ordered to Arbitrate this dispute, and the case is hereby DISMISSED.

 

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Second Federal Court Suit to Stop Fort Berthold Tribal Court Suit against Oil Company

Here are the materials in EOG Resources Inc. v. Johnson (D. N.D.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Tribal Court Summons

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Federal Court Suit to Stop Fort Berthold Tribal Court Suit against Oil Company

Here are the materials so far in Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr (D. N.D.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Amended Tribal Court Complaint

1-2 Tribal Resolution

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Witness List and Written Testimony in July 23 SCIA Hearing on Indian Gaming

Here:

Witnesses:

The Honorable Paul A. Gosar
Representative-United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Raul M. Grijalva
Representative-United States House of Representatives

Panel 1

The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs-United States Department of the Interior
View Testimony

Mr. Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri
Vice Chairman-National Indian Gaming Commission
View Testimony

Ms. Anne-Marie Fennell
Director-Natural Resources and Environment-United States Government Accountability Office
View Testimony

Panel 2

The Honorable A.T. Stafne
Representative-United States House of Representatives
View Testimony

The Honorable Michell Hicks
Principal Chief-Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
View Testimony

Mr. Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
Chairman-National Indian Gaming Association
View Testimony

Panel 3

The Honorable Diane Enos
Chairman-Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
View Testimony

The Honorable Ned Norris, Jr.
Chairman-Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona
View Testimony

The Honorable Jerry Weiers
Mayor-City of Glendale
View Testimony

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Shadow Report on the Texas-Mexico Wall to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Race Discrimination

Here:

Shadow Report February 2014

Texas-Mexico border wall request-FINAL SUBMISSION

USA1March2013

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Yakama Office of Legal Counsel Seeks Director

Job Posting – Director of Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is seeking a Director for the Office of Legal Counsel to serve as the lead counsel to the Yakama Nation Tribal Council, the Yakama Nation government as a whole, including all departments and programs, and the Yakama Nation enterprises. 

To APPLY for the Director Position within the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel, interested applicants should submit an updated Resume, Cover letter, 5-7 page written sample, Transcripts, applicable State Bar Number, and listing of References. Interested applicants must submit above listed materials, including Yakama Nation Human Resources Job Application, to the Yakama Nation ATTN: Human Resources with a courtesy electronic copy sent to jobs@yakamanation-olc.org.  See the attached Job Listing Announcement.  

Here:

2014-127 Director -Office of Legal Counsel

 

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NLRB Reply to Saginaw Chippewa Response to Motion to Remand

Here:

NLRB Reply in Support of Motion to Remand

Complete briefing here:

NLRB Motion to Remand

Sag Chip Motion to Hold Appeal in Abeyance

Sag Chip Opposition to NLRB Motion

Szotkowski Declaration

 

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