Category Archives: tribal constitutions

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.

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Nooksack Disenrollments under Resolution 13-111 Enjoined

Here: Roberts v Kelly Order Permanently Enjoining Disenrollment Proceedings COA materials here.

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Updated and Complete Summary Judgment Briefs in Cherokee Freedman Case

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.): 233 Cherokee Nation Brief 234 Federal Defendants – Expert Report in Support of Partial Summary Judgment Exhibit 3 Federal Defendants Motion and Memo In Support – Cross Motion for Partial … Continue reading

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Caddo Nation Leadership Dispute in Federal Court

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Court of Indian Offenses for the Anadarko Agency (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 1-7 Petn for Emergency TRO 1-8 CIO Emergency TRO 2 Plaintiff Motion for TRO 8 Plaintiff Supplemental Brief … Continue reading

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Nooksack COA Strikes Down Disenrollment Procedures

Here is the opinion in Roberts v. Kelly: Roberts v Kelly COA Opinion Briefs are here. Lower court materials are here.

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UCLA GNG Breakout Panel — Tribal constitutional revitalization

Melissa Tatum, Devon Lomayesva, and Jill Doerfler

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New Scholarship on Tribal Constitutional Amendment and Reform

Jason Hipp has published “Rethinking Rewriting: Tribal Constitutional Amendment and Reform,” in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. This paper won the 12th Annual NNALSA Indian Law Writing Competition. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines the recent wave … Continue reading

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Updates to Various Nooksack Disenrollment Cases

Here are the new materials in St. Germain v. Kelly — the Christmas TRO: St Germain v Kelly Denial Order on Motion for Order to Show Cause Re Contempt St Germain v Kelly Motion for Order to Show Cause Re … Continue reading

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