Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Central Arizona Water Conservation District Responds to Ak-Chin Suit; Seeks Federal Joinder

Here are the new materials in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): AnswerCC motion Complaint is here.

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Tenth Circuit Upholds Interior’s Authority to Release Gray Wolves in New Mexico

Here is the opinion in New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish v. Dept. of the Interior.

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Initial Observations about Lewis v. Clarke

Opinion and materials here. The initial impact could be very big. The holding is pretty broad, bringing in the doctrine of official immunity to the tribal context without the same grounding or context as state and federal official immunity doctrines. … Continue reading

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Unanimous SCOTUS Rules Against Tribe in Lewis v. Clarke

Here is the opinion. Materials here.

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Gila River Prevails in Lyon v. GRIC (CA9)

Here is the unpublished order: Doc 61-1 – Decision Judgment We posted materials here. Case tag here.

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Ninth Circuit Materials in United States v. King Mountain Tobacco Co.

Here: Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Strikes Down Part 291 Secretarial Procedures

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico v. Dept. of Interior. Briefs here.

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (4/21/2017)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21/17. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was denied in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Jurisdiction) on 4/17/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html Havasupai … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Materials in Donelson v. U.S.: NEPA Challenge to Interior Drilling Approvals re: Osage Mineral Estate

Here: Donelson Brief Industry Response Brief US Response Brief Reply TK Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Gun Conviction Arising from Indian Country D.V.

Here are the materials in United States v. Fryberg: Opinion Opening Brief Answer Brief Reply

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