Eighth Circuit Briefs in Fighting Sioux Appeal

Here are the briefs in Spirit Lake Tribe of Sioux Indians ex rel. Committee of Understanding and Respect v. NCAA:

CUR Appellant Brief

NCAA Appellee Brief

CUR Reply

Oral argument is Feb. 14.

Lower court materials and commentary here. And, yes, I stand by my comments in that post. If the CA8 doesn’t affirm in an unpublished memorandum or simply without comment, I would be surprised.

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One Response to Eighth Circuit Briefs in Fighting Sioux Appeal

  1. Tim Heise says:

    Sir. What about the fact that Spirit Lake Sioux Nation voted in favor of the name and Standing Rock neither voted for or against the name. They did however get over 1000 signatures of enrolled members for it and an another 1000 or so against it. What if a tribe wants to keep the name? Should Native’s have a say?

    Full Disclosure: I was on the State Initiative Committee to keep the name.

    Tim Heise
    2L, UND School of Law.

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