Category Archives: Research

Miccosukee Per Cap Taxation Cert Petitions

Here is the petition in Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States: cert-petition-1-1.pdf Question presented: The 2014 Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act states that, for income tax purposes, “[g]ross income does not include the value of any Indian … Continue reading

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McNeal v. Navajo Nation Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition-2.pdf Question presented: Whether the Tenth Circuit panel violated the current jurisprudence of this Court and the Congressional policy underlying IGRA by precluding the Nation from exercising its sovereign authority to permit a patron’s tort claim against the Nation … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Contract Claim against Alaska Tribe

Here are the materials in Alaska Logistics LLC v. Newtok Village Council (D. Alaska): 1 complaint 6 answer and counterclaims 19 tribe motion to dismiss 25 answer to counterclaims and counterclaims to counterclaims 28 motion to strike 29 opposition to … Continue reading

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Climate Justice Webinar: Municipal, Tribal, and Legal Action

ABA’s Native American Resources Committee is sponsoring a webinar on climate justice, from the perspective of local actors driving change. More information is available here.  Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

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St. Regis Mohawk v. Mylan Pharma Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition-1.pdf Question presented: Whether inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is the type of proceeding in which tribal sovereign immunity may be asserted. Lower court materials here

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VERY LAST CHANCE to Sign on To Tribal Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit ICWA Case

From NARF: Dear tribal leaders and tribal counsel, Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion that extends the filing deadline for amicus briefs in Brackeen v. Zinke by two days.  This is one last call for Tribes … Continue reading

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Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference – Registration Deadline Extended

The registration deadline has been extended to January 25, 2019 for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference. Advisors with an array of titles and responsibilities are encouraged to join us February 5-6, 2019. Lodging and travel reimbursements are available for Tribal … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Swinomish v. BNSF

Here: BNSF opening brief Swinomish answer brief Other posts here.  

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Conference: Identify, Advise and Support Native American Pre-Law Students

Registration is still open for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference. Visit the event page for more information about registration, travel reimbursements, and the agenda. Up to 30 lodging and travel reimbursements (up to $800) are available for Tribal Education Departments … Continue reading

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a … Continue reading

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