Category Archives: tribal constitutions

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lee v. Cleve Her Many Horses

Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs are here. Lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Finds Federal Question in Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham, Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion

Here is the opinion in Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham. An excerpt: The Thlopthlocco Tribal Town is a federally recognized Indian tribe in Oklahoma. An election dispute arose about which individuals were properly elected or appointed to govern the Thlopthlocco … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, sovereign immunity, Tribal Codes, tribal constitutions, tribal courts | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Scholarship from Circe Strum on the Cherokee Freedmen

Here. Abstract: Despite a treaty in 1866 between the Cherokee Nation and the federal government granting them full tribal citizenship, Cherokee Freedmen—the descendants of African American slaves to the Cherokee, as well as of children born from unions between African … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Research, Scholarship, treaty rights, tribal constitutions, tribal courts, tribal election, tribal membership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Information Request on Tribal Gun Laws

I’m beginning research on tribal gun laws. If you would like to help, please email any information you have on tribal laws regulating guns or protecting gun rights, such as a copy of the law or information on legislative history, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, Research, Tribal Codes, tribal constitutions | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Eighth Circuit Briefs in Lee v. Cleve Her Many Horses (Challenge to Oglala Sioux Tribal Govt.)

Here: Lee Opening Brief Cleve Her Many Horses Answer Brief Tribal Appellees Answer Brief Lee Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, sovereign immunity, Tribal Codes, tribal constitutions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Nooksack Tribal Court Dismisses St. Germain v. Kelly

Here: St Germain v. Kelly Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Brief in Support of Motion To Dismiss St Germain v Kelly Brief in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Cross Motion for Partial Summary Judgment St Germain v. Kelly … Continue reading

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Nooksack Tribal Dismisses Adams v. Kelly II

Here: Adams v Kelly II Plaintiffs’ Amended Response in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss Adams v Kelly II Amended Response in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss Adams v Kelly II Defendants’ Reply to Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition to … Continue reading

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Opening Appellate Brief in Lomeli v. Kelly — Contempt Matter in Nooksack Disenrollment Dispute

Here: Lomeli v Kelly COA Opening Brief re Contempt of Court Lower court order here.

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Federal Court Challenge to Oglala Sioux Tribal Government Dismissed

Here are the materials in Lee v. Cleve Her Many Horses (D.S.D.): 29 Motion to Dismiss Individual Defendants 32 Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Individual Defendants 34 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 36 Reply in Support of Motion … Continue reading

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Update in Caddo Leadership Dispute; Federal Court Denies TRO

Here are the new materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Court of Indian Offenses for the Anadarko Agency (W.D. Okla.): 10 Plaintiff Supplemental Brief 13 Defendant Response 17 DCT Order Denying TRO Earlier materials are here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, Tribal Codes, tribal constitutions, tribal courts, tribal election | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment