Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

ASU e-Commerce Legal Update

Karrie Wichtman and Jen Weddle   

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Arizona State e-Commerce Conference

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee    Sequoyah Simermeyer   

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Rebecca Webster on cooperative land use planning on the Oneida Reservation

Rebecca Webster has published “This land can sustain us: cooperative land use planning on the Oneida Reservation” in Planning Theory & Practice. Here is the abstract: Land use planning in indigenous communities often takes place within state-based planning initiatives, leaving indigenous … Continue reading

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Colorado River Indian Tribes Associate Judge Posting

Here: ASSOCIATE.JUDGE.ANNOUNCEMENT

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Federal Court Decides Quiet Title Act Matter

Here are the materials in Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land Water and Rights v. United States (D. N.M.): 22 US Motion to Dismiss 30 Response 31 Reply 33 DCT Order

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Federal Court Allows Agua Caliente Possessory Tax Challenge to Proceed

Here is the opinion in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County (C.D. Cal.): DCT Order Briefs here.

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John LaVelle on United States v. Bryant

Here is “‘Uncounseled’ convictions a threat to Indians.”

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Federal Court Holds Tribe and Council are Subject to Discover in FTCA Suit against US

Here are the materials in Matt v. United States (D. Mont.): 37 Motion to Quash 40-1 Opposition 42 Reply 45 DCT Order Granting Motion to Quash An excerpt: Matt seeks documents in the possession of the Fort Belknap Community Council. … Continue reading

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United States v. Bryant Background Materials

Merits Stage Briefs: Brief for the United States NCAI Amicus Brief NIWRC Amicus Brief Former US Attys Amicus Brief Cert Stage Briefs: Cert Petition NCAI Amicus Brief in Support Opposition Brief US Cert Stage Reply Lower court briefs (en banc … Continue reading

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Noah Feldman on the Impact of Western Sky-Inspired Litigation on Tribal Sovereignty

Noah Feldman has posted “Tribes Don’t Get a Pass on Federal Law” on Bloomberg. HT How Appealing. Despite the title (oh those editors!), tribal sovereignty isn’t mentioned until the last two paragraphs: [Judge] Wilkinson tried to duck the deepest question in … Continue reading

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