Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Tenth Circuit Denies Utility/Pipeline Company En Banc Petition; Cert Petition Likely; Trump Admin. May Change Position on Case to Appease Pipeline Company

Here are the materials in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan: PSCNM En Banc Petition Transwestern Pipeline Company Amicus Brief CA10 Order on En Banc Review PSCNM Motion for Stay Prior posts here.

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“Sault Tribe’s trust land application denied for Lansing casino”

Here. If anyone has the denial letter, please send it along.

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Federal Court Holds Leonard Peltier Defamation Suit against Former FBI Agents Who Can’t Let It Go and Don’t Like Peltier’s Art is a SLAPP Suit and Must Be Dismissed

Here are the materials in Peltier v. Sacks (W.D. Wash.): 15 Motion to Dismiss 22 Reply 23 Response 25 DCT Order

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Federal Court Orders Mushroom Company to Keep Exhausting Tribal Remedies

Here are the materials in Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (S.D. Cal.): 83-1 Motion to Reopen 84 Response 91 Reply 92-1 Second Motion to Reopen 93 Response 94 Reply 95 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Lawrence Roberts: “DOI Actions Underscore Need For Tribal Consultation”

Here.

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High Country News: “Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority”

Here.

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GAO Report on Human Trafficking in Indian Country

The General Accounting Office has published a report, HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans. PDF

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (7/21/2017)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/21/17. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petitions for certiorari recently were filed in the following featured cases: Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band … Continue reading

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Split Tenth Circuit Panel Rules HUD Illegally Recaptured NAHASDA Funds but Tribes Cannot Recover

Here is the opinion in the consolidated appeal captioned Modoc Lassen Indian Housing Authority v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. An excerpt from the lead opinion: These consolidated appeals arise from a government agency’s decision to recapture, via administrative offset, … Continue reading

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The Nation: “How America Is Failing Native American Students”

Here. Also here, from Investigate West.

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