Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

“Confronting Anti-Indianism in Skagit County”

Here.

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Tenth Circuit Holds State Utility May Not Condemn Tribal Land

Here is the opinion in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan: Opinion Public Servic Company of New Mexico v. Barboan Briefs here. Link to previous posts: Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land … Continue reading

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ICRA Habeas Matter involving Pueblo of Jemez

Here are the materials so far in Toya v. Casamento (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 6 Answer 8 Response 9 DCT Order

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ICRA Habeas Matter Involving Pueblo of Kewa

Here are the materials so far in Garcia v. Elwell (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 4 Warden Response 5 Motion to Dismiss 8 DCT Order

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Cinetopia Film Festival Presents “Tribal Justice” Documentary in Michigan — June 3, 7, 10, and 11

Here (PDF): More details from Makepeace Productions here.

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (5/19/2017)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19/17. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was … Continue reading

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Grand Ronde Independent Tribal Press Ordinance

Here: Independent Tribal Press Ordinance 2016-12-28 News coverage: “Tribal Council appoints Editorial Board, OKs stipend”  

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Jeremy Brave-Heart on Tribal Juvenile Justice

“The following article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.” “Parenting a juvenile justice system: A tribal human perspective”

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Federal Court Holds Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act Requirements Apply to Tribal Corporations

Here are the materials in Ho-Chunk Inc. v. Sessions (D.D.C.): 7 US Motion for Summary J 11-3 HCI Cross Motion 14 US Reply 16 HCI Reply 17 HCI Supplemental Brief 18 US Response to 17 20 HCI Reply in Support … Continue reading

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“First Non-Indian Jury Trial Conviction In Indian Country Prosecuted At Tucson, Arizona’s Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court”

Here. An excerpt: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recognizes that its strength is family, and that the safety of victims of domestic violence must be ensured by immediate intervention. The protection of victim and defendant rights and due process are also … Continue reading

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