Category Archives: Research

News Coverage on IHS Nominee

Roll Call: “Questions Could Derail Confirmation of Trump’s Indian Health Nominee” Mother Jones: “Trump Nominee Appears to Have Practiced a Wee Bit of Resume Inflation” WSJ: “Trump Nominee to Lead Indian Health Services Faces Claims of Misrepresentation” Esquire: “Checking in … Continue reading

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Todd Hembree Commentary in EdWeek about the Cherokee Opioid Matter

Todd Hembree has published “Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Its Source” in EdWeek.

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Eid & Goldtooth on Navajo Juvenile Justice Law

Troy A. Eid and DeAnna Goldtooth have published “’Children Are Sacred’:  Applying Navajo (Dine’) Fundamental Law to Strengthen Juvenile Justice” at 62 The University of South Dakota Law Review 728 (2017). The draft manuscript is here.

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Gregory Ablavsky on Indian Law and Legal History

Gregory Abalvsky has posted “History, Power, and Federal Indian Law” on Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians, The Journal of American History, and The American Historian. An excerpt: Indian law is not unique in involving judicial uses of history. But not only … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Affirms Interior Trust Acquisition for North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

Here is the opinion in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Stand Up Opinion Briefs here.

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New Materials in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County

Here: Doc. 447 Order Denying 444 Motion 1.11.18 Doc. 448, Judgment, Final, Jan 11, 2018. Doc. 449, Notice of Appeal, County 1.11.18

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Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Ione Casino Challenges

Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke: Ione adv No Casino – 9th Circuit – Order Denying No Casino Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc filed 01-11-2018 Ione Band Response [No Casino] No Casino … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in United States v. Cloud (Search and Seizure on Indian Lands)

Here: Cloud opening brief US answer brief

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Vera v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (FTCA Claim)

Here: Vera opening brief US answer brief

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2017 ICWA Appellate Cases by the Numbers

Here’s our annual contribution to the ICWA data discussion. It’s looking like we have the final 2017 data set of appealed ICWA cases. A note on the data–these are cases that are on Westlaw and/or Lexis Nexis, and ICWA (or state equivalent) … Continue reading

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