Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Final Disposition in Kenneth Blatt-St. Marks’ Whistleblower Case

Here is a Press Release and the 23-page Final Disposition in the Matter of U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Inspector General Report of Investigation U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ARRA Funds – Case No. OI-CO-13-0243-I (St. Marks).  The December 19, … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit to Decide En Banc if Lanham Act § 2(a) Banning “Disparaging” Marks is Constitutional

Here are the materials in In re Tam: CAFED Panel Opinion Sue Sponte Hearing En Banc Order Panel materials: Tam Opening Brief USPTO Brief Tam Reply

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Western Sky v. Jackson

Here is the order list. Cert stage briefs are here. Lower court materials here.

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Contract Breach Complaint: Ceridian HCM Inc. v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Here are the materials in Ceridian HCM, Inc. v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (D. Minn.): 1 Complaint 5 DCT Order to Show Cause An excerpt: In the Complaint, Ceridian HCM alleged that it “is a Delaware corporation with its … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Legal Incidence Doctrine in Indian Taxation Cases

David Y. Kwok has posted “Taxation Without Compensation as a Challenge for Tribal Sovereignty” on SSRN. The paper is forthcoming in the Mississippi Law Journal. Here is the abstract: For over 150 years federal courts have held that Indian tribes … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Arizona v. California

Amy Cordalis and Daniel Cordalis have published “Indian Water Rights: How Arizona v. California Left an Unwanted Cloud over the Colorado River Basin” in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law. The abstract: The Colorado River is one of the most … Continue reading

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Visit to Potawatomi Underpass in Chicago

Great grampa Leopold and Uncle Simon             

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“The Complete Timeline of the Navajo Presidential Dispute”

Paul Spruhan has posted “The Complete Timeline of the Navajo Presidential Dispute.”

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WaPo News Profile Critical of Federally-Operated Indian Schools

Here is “Federally-run Indian schools are in rough shape because of a broken bureaucracy.“

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Federal Court Holds US May Sell Unallotted Timber Resources over Opposition from Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations

Here are the materials in Chickasaw Nation v. Dept. of Interior (W.D. Okla.): 254 Tribes Motion for Summary J 260-1 US Cross-Motion 266 Tribes Reply 269 US Reply 270 DCT Order Here is the relevant statute authorizing (or mandating) the … Continue reading

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