Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Robert Reich: Trump’s Assault on Federal Judiciary is Grounds for Impeachment

Here is “Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary.”  

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Court of Federal Claims Dismisses Pro Se Treaty Rights Claim

Here are the available materials in Walking Eagle v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 1 Complaint 14 DCT Order The remaining pleadings are sealed. An excerpt from the opinion: Plaintiff, Clarence Walking Eagle, Jr., is a Sioux Native American in the … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Briefs in Sisseton-Wahpeton Effort to Save Burial Mounds

Here are the materials in Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation v. United States Corps of Engineers: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Tulalip Tribes Sue Coast Guard to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whale

Here is the complaint in Tulalip Tribes v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): Complaint  

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Nooksack Disenrollees’ RICO Action against Nooksack Holdover Council (in their individual capacities) to Proceed

Here are the materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): ORDER MOTION OF DEFENDANTS KELLY, GEORGE, SMITH, SOLOMON, JOHNSON, CANETE, GEORGE, ROMERO, EDWARDS, AND ARMSTRONG TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(1) AND F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(6) … Continue reading

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California COA Briefs in Individual Capacity Suit Arising at Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians

Here are the briefs in Brown v. Garcia: Opening Brief Here is a description of the matter from the appellant brief: This is a tort case concerning Respondents’ publication of defamatory statements against Appellants and whether Appellants are entitled to … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Petition in Tavares v. Whitehouse

Here are the materials: CA9 Order Denying Petition En Banc Petition Prior posts here.

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New Scholarship on Hopi Religious Freedom and Cultural Property

Here, from the Maryland Journal of International Law: PDF Paths in the Wilderness?: The Politics and Practices of Hopi Religious Freedom in Hopitutskwa Justin B. Richland     PDF Hope for the Hopi in a Post-Hobby Lobby World: The Supreme … Continue reading

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Judge Garfield Hood Walks On

Here. Mike Petoskey: “Michigan’s Tribal Court – State Court relations were built upon his shoulders.  He stands for the proposition that one judge can pick up the phone and call another judge across jurisdictions to discuss matters of mutual concern … Continue reading

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Seeks Lawyers

Here are the postings for . . . . Attorney General Assistant Attorney General

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