Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

South Dakota SCT Dismisses Appeal Challenging State Utility Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Here is the opinion: in re keystone xl pipeline

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NYTs: “Video Shows Border Patrol SUV Hitting Native American Man, Then Driving Away”

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/14/2018)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/14/18. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html Petition for certiorari was filed in Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma (Indian Gaming – Arbitration) on 5/30/18. A Per … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Review Student Scholarship on How NHPA Fails Tribal Interests

Amanda M. Marincic has published “The National Historic Preservation Act: An Inadequate Attempt to Protect the Cultural and Religious Sites of Native Nations” in the Iowa Law Review. An excerpt: Beginning in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe engaged in … Continue reading

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Seminole Tribe v. FCC Petition for Review [NHPA]

Here is the petition in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Federal Communications Commission (D.C. Cir.): complaint

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News Profile of Rising Indian Women Leaders

From Planet Jackson Hole, “Tipping the Scales: While challenging imbalances of representation in law and politics, a wave of indigenous women are rising into power within their communities.” Profiles include Deb Haaland, Terri Smith, and Affie Ellis.

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Federal Court Denies Warm Springs Rule 19 Motion, Holding Clean Water Act Abrogates Tribal Immunity

Here are the materials in Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric Company (D. Or.): 74 Motion to Dismiss 76 Response 78 Reply 103 DCT Order

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Slate: “The Fight Over Who’s a ‘Real Indian’”

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Federal Court Dismisses Most Claims in Battle of Law Firms over Quechan Legal Work

Here are the materials in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.): 50-1 motion to dismiss 51-1 motion to disqualify 53-1 rosette motion to dismiss 73 williams response to 50 74 williams response … Continue reading

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