Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

NYTs on Suit against Havasupai Elementary/United States

Here. Complaint here.

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Ninth Circuit Holds Consumer Financial Protection Act Applies to Tribes

Here is the opinion in Consumer Financial Protection Board v. Great Plains Lending. An excerpt: We have consistently held in our post-Stevens precedent that generally applicable laws apply to Native American tribes unless Congress expressly provides otherwise. In the Consumer … Continue reading

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Onion: “Justice Roberts Stops In Middle Of Oath Of Office To Remind Audience This Just His Job”

Here.

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TICA CLE: “International Treaties, Agreements, and Instruments which include Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, or Traditional Cultural Expressions” (Feb. 2, 2017)

Here. The description: This CLE will provide an overview of select international treaties, agreements and other instruments that have provisions regarding Traditional Knowledge (TK), Genetic Resources (GR), or Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE).  Primarily in the past 25 years, many such … Continue reading

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“Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment” @ U of A Law (March 9 & 10, 2017)

Registration page here. Agenda here. Here is the flyer (PDF):

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Fletcher: “A Look At The Next Four Years In Indian Affairs” @ Law360.com

Here: A Look At The Next Four Years In Indian Affairs By Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law Law360, New York (January 19, 2017, 2:47 PM EST) — Matthew L.M. Fletcher The 2016 election brings the return of the … Continue reading

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Justice Dept. Cements Position on Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction in “Optional” P.L. 280 States

Here: oaag-80488-v1-optional_pl_280_memo_to_u_s__attorneys An excerpt: For decades, conflicting judicial decisions and Department of Justice statements have led to uncertainty about whether the United States has concurrent jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. §§ 1152 and 1153 over Indian-country crimes that fall within an … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects Challenge to State Criminal Jurisdiction on Strawberry Valley Project Area of Ute Reservation

Here is the opinion in Hackford v. State of Utah. Briefs: hackford-brief wasatch-county-brief state-brief reply-brief

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Tulalip Member/Company Seek Mandamus to Bar Searches by Fish and Wildlife Officers

Here is the petition in Paul v. Gain (Wash. S. Ct.): pet-writ-mandamus An excerpt: The novel twist in this case is the “gag order” in the Search Warrant. Because recipients of the Search Warrants risk violating a court order if they disclose … Continue reading

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Charles Wilkinson to Deliver Canby Lecture This Evening

Here are details. Webcast info here.

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