Category Archives: economic development

New Scholarship on Tribal Bankruptcy

Laura Coordes has posted “Beyond the Bankruptcy Code: A New Statutory Bankruptcy Regime for Tribal Debtors,” forthcoming in the Bankruptcy Developments Journal, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Native American tribes and tribal businesses play an important role in U.S. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses First Nations Business Constitutional Claims re: Connecticut Tobacco Directory

Here are the materials in Grand River Enterprises Six Nations LTD v. Sullivan (D. Conn.): 74 Second Amended Complaint 82-1 Connecticut Motion to Dismiss 86 Opposition 95 Reply 97 Surreply 100 DCT Order

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New Scholarship by Jeanette Wolfley on Indian Tribes and the Energy Industry

Jeanette Wolfley has published “Embracing Engagement: The Challenges and Opportunities for the Energy Industry and Tribal Nations on Projects Affecting Tribal Rights and Off-Reservation Lands” in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.  

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En Banc Petition Materials in St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Here: En Banc Petition States Amicus Brief University of Minnesota Brief University of New Mexico Amicus Brief Prior posts here.

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

Supreme Court –Merits Stage Joint Appendix Petitioner’s Brief SG Brief Respondent’s Brief Sacred Ground Legal Services Amicus Brief Yakama Nation Amicus Brief Nez Perce Tribe Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief Reply Brief –Cert Stage Cert Petition Cougar Den Cert Opp … 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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