Tag Archives: District of North Dakota

Opening Eighth Circuit Brief in Two Shields v. Wilkinson

Here: opening brief of plaintiffs-appellants addendum to brief of plaintiffs-appellants The MSU ILPC filed an amicus brief in this matter as well: Two Shields ILPC Amicus Final Lower court order here: 108 Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Here are the … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Tribal Courts May Adjudicate Claims against On-Rez Public Schools in North Dakota

Here are the materials in Belcourt Public School District v. Davis (D. N.D.): 19 Belcourt Motion for Summary J 19-6 TMAC Appellate Decision 26 Defendants Response 27 Belcourt Reply 33 DCT Order And here is the opinion in Fort Yates … Continue reading

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Spirit Lake Leadership Dispute — Yankton v. Hopkins

Here is the federal court complaint: Roger Yankton Sr. Amended Complaint News coverage here and here.

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Eighth Circuit Decides DISH Network Must Exhaust Tribal Court Remedies in Dispute at Turtle Mountain

Here is the opinion in DISH Network v. Laducer: CA8 Opinion Briefs are here. Lower court materials are here.

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Eighth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Spirit Lake Tribe ex rel Committee of Understanding and Respect v. N.C.A.A.

Opinion here. The Spirit Lake Tribe of Indians, by its Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and as representative of more than 1,004 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – collectively, “the Committee” – sued … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Federal Court Complaint Filed Alleging Turtle Mountain Tribal Court “Bad Faith”

Here are the materials in Knight v. Vondal (D. N.D.): Knight v Vondal Complaint Tribal Court TRO

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Federal Court Declines to Order Convicted Indian Drug Dealer to Repay Feds’ “Buy Money”

Here is the order in United States v. Lester (D. N.D.): DCT Order Denying Restitution in Sentence An excerpt: Finally, the court could always impose a fine in the amount of the “buy money.” In fact, 21 U.S.C. § 844(a) … Continue reading

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Materials (so far) in Tribal Court Jurisdiction Matter involving Tort Claim against On-Reservation Public School

Here are the materials in Fort Yates Public School District #4 v. Murphy (D. N.D.): Fort Yates School District TRO Brief DCT OrderGrantingTRO-23Oct12 Murphy Motion to Dismiss Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Amicus Brief Tribal court materials: Fort Yates School District … Continue reading

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Opening Eighth Circuit Brief in Montana 1 Case out of Turtle Mountain Tribal Court (UPDATED with Answer and Reply Briefs)

Here is the brief in DISH Network Service LLC v. Laducer: DISH Network Opening Brief And the answer brief: Tribal Court Brief And the reply brief: DISH Network Reply Brief Lower court materials here and here.

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