Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Fletcher on Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty

“Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty” is now available on SSRN, here. Forthcoming in the Federal Lawyer, April 2017. The abstract: The Supreme Court’s non-decision in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is evidence not only of disagreement on … Continue reading

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PBS: “Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes”

Here. 

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Moyers & Co.: “The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression”

Lies have a purpose. Here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. LaCounte

Here: BIA Opening Brief Other briefs TK. Lower court materials here.

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North Dakota SCT Awards Attorney Fees to Defendants in Indian Country Tort Claim Brought in State Court

Here is the opinion in Tillich v. Bruce. An excerpt: Don Bruce, Vinier Davis, and Linda Davis (“Defendants”) appeal from a judgment granting their motion to dismiss and denying their request for attorney fees. We reverse the district court’s denial … Continue reading

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Carolina Academic Press Book Announcement — Graham & Van Zyl-Chavarro: “Education, Media, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Here: Education, Media, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Lorie M. Graham & Amy Van Zyl-Chavarro Education and media are important societal tools for sustaining and transmitting cultures. Yet for Indigenous Peoples, just the opposite has been true … Continue reading

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8th Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Conference

Here (PDF):

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law: Law School Admissions Conference

Here are details: Pathway to the Legal Profession Law School Admissions Conference Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Check-in starts at 9:30am We cordially invite you to attend the Pathway to the Legal Profession Conference. This conference will … Continue reading

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Cedarville Rancheria Prevails in Tribal Exhaustion Matter

Here are the materials in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 10 Motion to Dismiss 14 Opposition 15 Reply 17 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Duanna Knighton, the former Tribal Administrator for defendant Cedarville … Continue reading

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Split Washington SCT Decides Rule 19/Tribal Immunity in In Rem Jurisdiction Matter

Here is the 5-4 opinion in Lundgren v. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. Briefs: Respondent Brief Appellants Brief Appellants Reply Brief

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