Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

D.C Circuit Affirms Interior Trust Acquisition for Cowlitz

Here is the opinion in Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Jewell: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community v. Jewell DC Cir 7-19-16 Briefs here.

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Justice Ginsburg Corrected Minor Error in Bryant Decision

Here is the NYTs article discussing post-decision amendments and corrections in Supreme Court opinions more generally. An excerpt: On the last day of June, for instance, a deputy solicitor general Michael R. Dreeben, wrote a letter to the court saying … Continue reading

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Seminole Tribes Prevails in Sovereign Immunity Dispute with Slip and Fall Plaintiffs

Here is the opinion in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Schinnler (Fla. Ct. App.). An excerpt: Here, the tribe established that no resolution, ordinance or compact including a waiver of immunity was enforceable in 2009 when the plaintiff’s claim arose. … Continue reading

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Interior Loses Mashpee Wampanoag Trust Acquisition Challenge

Here are the materials in Littlefield v. Dept. of Interior (D. Mass.): 56 Interior Motion for Summary J 59 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 69 City of Taunton Amicus Brief 81 DOI Supplemental Brief 82 Plaintiffs Supplemental Brief 83 USET … Continue reading

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Sho Ban Tribe – Water Summit (August 11, 2016)

Here is the brochure: TribalWaterWorkshop_ver2 Website here.  

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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Federal Court Challenge to Onondaga Nation’s ICWA Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Pitre v. Shenandoah: Pitre2ndCir2-18-16 Appellant Brief Onondaga Brief Onondaga County Brief Oswego County Brief Reply Brief

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2016 National Intertribal Tax Alliance Conference (Sept. 13-15, 2016)

Details here. Kevin Washburn is the keynote speaker. As always, NITA is one the premier Indian law conferences of the year.

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Indian Law Scholarship Update (7/28/2016)

Periodically, we’ll put together a package of links to recent Indian law articles, mostly from SSRN, and therefore mostly yet-to-be published. Here’s the first dispatch: Locked Up: Fear, Racism, Prison Economics, and the Incarceration of Native Youth 40 Am. Indian … Continue reading

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US Civil Rights Commission Applauds SCOTUS Outcome in Dollar General

Here.

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2016 World Indigenous Law Conference Registration and Agenda

Here. Walter Echohawk is the keynote.

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