Category Archives: Research

North Dakota State Court Declines Jurisdiction over Bank’s Foreclosure of Trust Land at Turtle Mountain

Here is the opinion in Turtle Mountain State Bank v. Delorme: Rolette County District Court Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Hestand v. Gila River Indian Community [Attorney Employment Claims]

Here: Opening Brief Answer Brief

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Second Circuit Briefs in Lakke v. Turning Stone Resort Casino [Paganist’s Religious Freedom Claims under ICRA]

Here: Opening Brief Answer Brief

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Ninth Circuit Issues Trio of Decisions on Walker River

Here is the opinion in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District. From the court’s syllabus: The panel first held that the district court was correct that it retained jurisdiction to litigate additional rights in the Walker River Basin and … Continue reading

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Cert Stage Briefs in Eastern Shoshone/Northern Arapaho Tribes v. Wyoming

Here: northern arapaho tribe – cert petition eastern shoshone tribe v. wyoming — cert. petition amicus brief of ncai nos. 17-1159 and 17-1164 law profs amicus brief us brief in opposition riverton and fremont brief in opposition wyfb brief in … Continue reading

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US Recommends Grant in Herrera v. Wyoming

Here is the invitation brief: 17-532 Herrera (ac pet) Other cert stage briefs here.

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Oklahoma Tribes Challenge FCC Wireless Infrastructure Siting Rule

Here is the petition in United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma v. Federal Communications Commission (D.C. Cir.): amended fcc petition as filed

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Makah Whaling Cert Petition

Here is the petition in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe & Quinault Indian Tribe: 2018-05-21 makah cert petition and appendix Question presented: The question presented is whether the Ninth Circuit—in conflict with the decisions of this Court and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Vacates Washington SCT Decision in Upper Skagit Tribe v. Lundgren

Here is the opinion. From Justice Gorsuch’s opinion: Like some courts before it, the Washington Supreme Court read Yakima as distinguishing in rem from in personam lawsuits and “establish[ing] the princi­ple that . . . courts have subject matter jurisdiction … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Royal v. Murphy

Here is today’s order list. Here are the cert stage materials.

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