Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Udall Requests Kavanaugh Records on Native American Issues

From the press release: Udall Requests Kavanaugh Records on Native American Issues Seeks all records pertaining to Kavanaugh’s involvement with Native American issues during tenure as Staff Secretary and White House Counsel WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Gila River Indian Community Reimbursement Claims against VA

Here is the opinion in Gila River Indian Community v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Briefs here.

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Tenth Circuit Dismisses Objectors’ Appeal of Pojoaque Valley Water Settlement

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico v. Aamodt. Briefs: Answering Brief for the United States of America Appellant’s Consolidated Reply Brief to Appellees’ and Appellees in Intervention’s Briefs Appellant’s Opening Brief Appellant’s Supplemental Brief Pursuant to the Court’s … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Briefs in Brakebill v. Jaeger

Here: Entry ID 4667021 ACCEPTED Appellant’s Brief, Civil No. 18-1725 (8th Cir. May 30, 2018) (00190584x9D7F5) Engry ID 4678343 ACCEPTED Appellees’ Brief 2018.07.02 (00191936x9D7F5) Entry ID 4683480 Reply Brief of Appellant 2018.07.17 (00192205x9D7F5) Prior posts here.

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Sherry Treppa on Tribal Role in California Wildfire Response

Here is “Emergencies highlight critical tribal role.”

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Background Materials in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Supreme Court –Merits Stage Joint Appendix Petitioner’s Brief –Cert Stage Cert Petition Cougar Den Cert Opp Reply SG Brief supplemental brief for respondent in response to brief of us solicitor general Washington Supreme Court Here is the opinion in Cougar Den … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Tribal Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women and Children

Sarah Deer & Mary Kathryn Nagle have published Return to Worcester:
 Dollar General and the Restoration of Tribal Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women and Children in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. An excerpt: The Supreme Court’s recent 4-4 tie-vote in Dollar General Corp. … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Decides Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States

Here is the opinion in Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States. Briefs here.

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Rock Your Mocs — August 16, 2018 — Historic Fort Wayne (Detroit)

Here (pdf):

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Treaty Defense in United States v. King Mountain Tobacco (Nos. 14-36055, 16-35607)

Here is the opinion. An excerpt: We affirm our longstanding rule that Indians—like all citizens—are subject to federal taxation unless expressly exempted by a treaty or congressional statute. Hoptowit, 709 F.2d at 566. In this case, neither the General Allotment Act nor the Treaty … Continue reading

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