Category Archives: Legislation

Kirsten Carlson on the Rise of Lobbying by Tribal Interests from 1978 to 2012

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted “Lobbying Against the Odds,” forthcoming in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Here is the abstract: Conventional narratives maintain that groups that lack political power litigate because they cannot attain their goals politically. Yet lobbying by … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Senate Bill to Curtail Labor Rights on Tribal Land Falls Short”

Here.

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Historic Vote on Washington I-940, De-Escalation Initiative

Historic Vote on I-940, De-Escalation Initiative OLYMPIA – In an historic vote the state legislature has passed I-940 and ESHB 3003 to address police use of deadly force.  To move forward, De-Escalate Washington leadership and law enforcement sat down to … Continue reading

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WaPo News Profile on Saving Native Languages

Here is “A Native American ‘Sesame Street’ could help save dying languages.“

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SCOTUSBlog (Ronald Mann) Preview of Patchak v. Zinke

Here. An excerpt, and a little horn tooting: The most telling argument for the government is the recitation (in an amicus brief filed by a group of law professors) of the dozens of statutes Congress has adopted through the centuries … Continue reading

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Rep. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Abrogate Tribal Immunity

Here: Bill  

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Patchak v. Zinke Background Materials

Here are the merits briefs: Patchak Merits Brief Joint Appendix US Merits Brief Gun Lake Merits Brief Patchak Merits Reply Here are the amicus briefs: Federal Courts Scholars Brief in Support of Petitioners Fed. Cts. and Indian Law Scholars in … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Experiment

“Donald Trump’s war on the environment was prototyped by far-right politicians in state government. We can learn from Indigenous communities who fought back in the name of science and democracy — and won.“ In the opening months of the Trump … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Patchak v. Zinke

Here is the order list. Lower court materials are here.

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