Category Archives: legal history

A Little History on Andrew Jackson and the Supreme Court (for Mike Huckabee)

Mike Huckabee invoked Andrew Jackson in encouraging the President to not comply with federal court orders striking the Muslim travel ban, saying “Hoping @POTUS tells Hawaii judge what Andrew Jackson told overreaching court-“I’ll ignore it and let the court enforce … Continue reading

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“Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation” — Al Jazeera

Here.

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Attorney Alan Stay on the Culverts Decision

Here. My colleague Alan Stay was integrally involved in bringing the first treaty habitat case in U.S. v. WA, so this article makes for an interesting read.

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New Paper Focuses on Double Taxation in Indian Country

Link to article here. Citation and abstract: Croman, K. S., & Taylor, J. B. (2016). Why beggar thy Indian neighbor? The case for tribal primacy in taxation in Indian country. Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA 2016-1). Tucson, AZ and … Continue reading

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Fletcher & Singel on the Historical Basis for the Trust Relationship between the US and Indian Children

Fletcher & Singel have posted “Indian Children and the Federal Tribal Trust Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article develops the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship and comes … Continue reading

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Patty Ferguson-Bohnee on Indian Voting Rights in Arizona

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee has posted “The History of Indian Voting Rights in Arizona: Overcoming Decades of Voter Suppression,” which she published in the Arizona State Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Native Americans “have experienced a long history of disenfranchisement as … Continue reading

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New on the TT Bookshelf: John Low’s New Book on the Pokagon Band and the City of Chicago

John Low has published “Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago” with Michigan State University Press (book page here). From the website: Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago John N. … Continue reading

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“Chemawa Indian School unmarked graves”

From aljazeera here.

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Nebraska v. Parker Background Materials

Here are the materials we’ve collected on Nebraska v. Parker. Supreme Court Merits Briefs Nebraska Opening Brief Omaha Tribal Council Brief US Brief Merits Stage Amicus Briefs Village of Hobart Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief Scholars Brief Cert Stage Briefs … Continue reading

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“Native American culture feels effects of boarding schools decades after system closed”

Here, from the Grand Traverse Record-Eagle.

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