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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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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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Fifth Circuit Panel Issues Amended Opinion in Dolgencorp v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Here is the amended opinion: CA5 Amended Opinion The main amendment appears to be that the panel will no longer rely upon the Ninth Circuit’s holding in Water Wheel — and instead finds that the tribe retains jurisdiction over the … Continue reading

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LA Times Article on Yurok Tribal Court Judge Abinanti

Here. Abby Abinanti squints at her docket. “The court is going to call — the court is going to put on its glasses,” she says dryly, reaching to grab her readers and snatch some candy from a staff member. As … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Omaha Reservation Not Diminished in Tribal Liquor Jurisdiction Matter

Here are the new materials in Smith v. Parker (D. Neb.): 134 Nebraska Response 135 US Response 136 Village of Pender Response 138 Omaha Tribe Response 140 Opinion Cross-motions for summary judgment and briefs are here. Prior posts here, here, … Continue reading

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Tulalip Tribes Associate Judge Position

Here: 2014 Associate Judge Tulalip Job Announcement

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Federal Court Refuses to Intervene in Divorce Proceedings in Shakopee Tribal Court

Here are the materials in Lightfoot v. Jewell (D. Minn.): 13 Thomas Motion to Dismiss 18 Shakopee Motion to Dismiss 23 Lightfoot Motion for TRO 33 Thomas Opposition to TRO 35 Interior Opposition to TRO 37 Tribal Opposition to TRO … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit En Banc Petition Materials in Dolgencorp v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Here: DOLGENCORP En Banc Petition Tribal Response CA5 panel materials are here.

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Attorney Sanctioned by State for Behavior in Tribal Court

Minnesota Supreme Court decision here. The Director argues that Michael’s e-mail questioning the tribal court’s impartiality violated Rule 8.4(d). Michael counters that her accusation regarding the tribal court’s impartiality was well founded and, therefore, was not a violation of Rule … Continue reading

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Chukchansi Factions Enjoined from Interfering with Sheriff Anderson

Here are the materials in Anderson v. Duran (N.D. Cal.): Complaint Sheriff Anderson Motion DCT Order Granting TRO

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