Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

State-Wide Gaming Ban Referendum at Issue in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts will soon decide whether a state-wide referendum to ban gaming can go forward. Here are the briefs in Abdow v. Attorney General (Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct.): Interveners-Appellants Sarno Brief Intervener-Appellants Rizzo Sub Brief Interveners-Appellants … Continue reading

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Florida Appeals Court Strips Miccosukee Tribal Court of Jurisdiction in UCCJEA Matter

Here is the opinion in Billie v. Stier: Fla Ct App Opinion An excerpt: This Petition for a Writ of Prohibition evolves out of a custody dispute between the mother, who is a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, … Continue reading

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Black Ash Basket — EAB Conference 2014

Black Ash Basket- EAB Conference 2014 “Sustaining Traditions” WHEN: October 30th, 2014 – THURSDAY 8:30am – 5:00pm EAB/Black Ash Conference 6:00pm – 9:00pm Basket Making, Working with Logs WHERE: BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel and Conference Center 6820 S. Cedar Street … Continue reading

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Nottawaseppi Huron Band Legal Dept. Seeks Law Student Workers (Summer and School Year)

Here: Legal Intern Contact info: HR@nhbpi.com

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Final Notice of NNABA Survey

FINAL REMINDER: SURVEY CLOSING ON APRIL 30! PLEASE TAKE PART IN HISTORIC SURVEY BEFORE APRIL 30! The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA), in conjunction with the research and consulting firm Nextions, has embarked upon a comprehensive research study designed … Continue reading

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Ugh! No Bay Mills Decision Again This Week

No news again. Not sure what that means, but likely it means the Court is fractured. But then again, they usually are so that conclusion isn’t helpful. SCOTUSblog data tells us that Justices Ginsburg and Kagan have not yet written … Continue reading

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Quileute Tribe Sues Merchandising Company for Violation of Indian Arts and Crafts Act Related to “Twilight” Movies

Here is the complaint in Quileute Tribe v. National Entertainment Collectibles Association (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: 1. The Quileute Tribe brings this Complaint against National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (“NECA”) for unfair competition and for violation of the … Continue reading

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Cert Opposition Briefs in Village of Hobart v. Wisconsin Oneida

Here: US Opposition Brief Oneida Tribe TK Petition is here. Lower court materials here.

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Skull Repatriated to Grand Traverse Band

News coverage: Indian man’s skull turned over to tribe Northern Michigan tribe receives Indian man’s skull that Leelanau County family had for years Indian man’s skull turned over to Michigan tribe Native American skull returned to tribe more than 100 … Continue reading

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Please Read Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent in Schuette v. BAMN

Here. An excerpt: The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial … Continue reading

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