Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

United States v. Bryant Background Materials

Merits Stage Briefs: Brief for the United States NCAI Amicus Brief NIWRC Amicus Brief Cert Stage Briefs: Cert Petition NCAI Amicus Brief in Support Opposition Brief US Cert Stage Reply Lower court briefs (en banc stage): CA9 Order Denying En … 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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Mescalero Apache Public Defender RFP

Here: Proposal Request for Public Defender Services The Mescalero Apache Tribe is seeking proposals to provide Public Defender Services to the Mescalero Tribal Court for criminal cases. SUMMARY: The Mescalero Apache Tribal Court is a court of general jurisdiction addressing … Continue reading

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“Responsible Resource Development and Prevention of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women and Children on the Fort Berthold Reservation”

The University of Colorado Indian Law Clinic has posted “Responsible Resource Development and Prevention of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women and Children on the Fort Berthold Reservation” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2010, large deposits of oil and … Continue reading

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GTB Testimony before Mich. House Natural Resources Committee on Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture

Here: GTB HB 5255 testimony

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Michigan Tribes Oppose Net Pen Aquaculture

Here.

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NILL Indian Law Bulletin (2/5/16)

The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05/16. U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Hayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans – Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.html Wright v. Langdeau … Continue reading

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Yakama Nation Largely Prevails in CERCLA Suit with US

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. United States of America (D. Or.): 20 Yakama Motion for Summary J 21-1 Memorandum in Support 25 US Response 27 US Motion for Summary J 31 Yakama … Continue reading

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Federal Court Quashes Subpoena on Tribal Sovereign Immunity Grounds

Here are the materials in Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank (N.D. Okla.): 3 Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians Motion to Quash 7 Response 9 Reply 15 DCT Order  

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D.K. Sprague Retires after Twenty-Four Years as Chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe

D.K. Sprague Retires after Twenty-Four Years as Chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe   Sprague Led Tribe from Pre-Recognition to Successful Modern Tribal Government  (Bradley, Mich.) – Today, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) (Tribe) announced the retirement … Continue reading

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