Category Archives: economic development

Background Materials in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Supreme Court –Merits Stage Joint Appendix Petitioner’s Brief –Cert Stage Cert Petition Cougar Den Cert Opp Reply SG Brief supplemental brief for respondent in response to brief of us solicitor general Washington Supreme Court Here is the opinion in Cougar Den … Continue reading

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Federal Magistrate Quashes Third Party Subpoena Issued against Tunica Biloxi Tribal Enterprise

Here are the materials in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. ThinkFinance (E.D. La.): 1 motion to quash subpoena 4 thinkfinance memorandum 5 reply 8 magistrate order

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Second Circuit Briefs in State of New York v. King Mountain Tobacco Inc.

Here: King Mountain Opening Brief NCAI Amicus Brief New York Brief US Amicus Biref King Mountain Reply Prior posts here.

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Federal Court Allows CFPB Suit to Proceed against Think Finance

Here are the materials in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Think Finance (D. Mont.): 51 Motion to Dismiss 59 Response 61 Reply 65 NFOA & Oklahoma Amicus Brief 78 DCT Order

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Bob Miller on Reviving Private Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country

Robert J. Miller has posted “Sovereign Resilience: Reviving Private Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country.” Here is the abstract: Indian country in the United States is incredibly poor. Indian nations desperately need to develop reservation economic activities. Most tribal governments, … Continue reading

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Materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC [Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwe Enterprise]

Here are the materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC (E.D. Va.): 23 big picture mtd jurisdiction 27 big picture mtd exhaustion 29 tribal officials mtd 83 opposition to 23 86 opposition to 27 87 opposition to 29 99 … Continue reading

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Troy Eid on Energy Development and Tribal Consultation

Troy Eid has published Beyond Dakota Access Pipeline: Energy Development and the Imperative for Meaningful Tribal Consultation in the Denver University Law Review.

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Federal Circuit Rejects Tribal Immunity in Patent Litigation

Here is the opinion in St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals: 18-1638.opinion.7-20-2018 Briefs here.

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United States Attorney Initiates Forfeiture of Nearly 45,000 Cartons of HCI Smokes and other property

Here is the pleading captioned United States v. 2015 Dodge Ram 350 Truck (D. Neb.): complaint Update — here is the amended complaint now captioned United States v. 2005 Freightliner M2106 Box Truck (D. Neb.): amended complaint  

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NYTs Profile of Navajo Nation’s Bid to Purchase Recently-Bankrupt Remington Gun Company to Bring Biz to the Reservation (and force the company to invest in smart gun tech)

Here. An excerpt: The Navajo Nation’s plan for Remington was novel: It intended to shift the company away from its consumer business, including curtailing the sale of the AR-15-style weapons frequently used in mass shootings, to focus on police and … Continue reading

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