Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Michael Blumm on Federal Reserved Water Rights

Michael C. Blumm has posted “Reserved Water Rights as a Rule of Law” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The reserved water rights doctrine is — and always has been — a controversial doctrine in Western water law circles because … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation DOJ Job Posting

 ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL POSITION TAX AND FINANCE UNIT NAVAJO NATION DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE The Navajo Nation Department of Justice is seeking an energetic and motivated Assistant Attorney General to manages a component “Tax and Finance Unit” The qualified applicant will … Continue reading

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ABA Young Lawyers Division Panel “YLD Forty Years Later: What is the State of Young Native American Lawyers in the Legal Profession?”

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Keepseagle Settlement Modification Materials

Here are selected materials from Keepseagle v. Vilsack (D. D.C.): 779-1 Keepseagle Motion to Modify 782 Plaintiffs Opposition to Motion to Modify 784 Great Plaints Plaintiffs Amicus Brief 786 US Opposition 787 Intertribal Ag Council Amicus Brief 793 Keepseagle Reply … Continue reading

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Oklahoma v. Hobia Cert Stage Briefing Complete

Here: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Hobia Cert Opp Oklahoma Reply Lower court materials here.

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Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation Cert Petition re: e-Poker

Here: Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation Cert Petition Question presented: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) defines authorized Indian gaming as Class I, Class II, or Class III. 25 U.S.C. § 2703. Unlike Class III gaming, Class II is not subject … Continue reading

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Alex Skibine on Federal Control over Tribal Property and The New Equal Protection

Alex Tallchief Skibine has published “Using the New Equal Protection to Challenge Federal Control over Tribal Lands” in the Public Land and Resources Law Review. Here is an excerpt of the conclusion of the article: Indian tribes and their members … Continue reading

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Chemehuevi Tribe Sues San Bernardino Count Sheriff for Interfering with Tribal Police Operations

Here is the complaint in Chemehuevi Tribe v. McMahon (C.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint

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VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training Hosted by The Tulalip Tribes

VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training Hosted by The Tulalip Tribes September 2-4, 2015 Tribal court judges, criminal defenders and prosecutors are invited to attend a free trial advocacy skills training at the Tulalip Tribes. The training will cover basic … Continue reading

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Goodeagle Plaintiffs May Sue for Pre-1994 IIM Trust Account Breach

Here are the materials in Goodeagle v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 90-1 US Motion for Partial Summary J 94 Goodeagle Cross Motion 96 US Reply 97 Goodeagle Reply 103 DCT Order

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