Category Archives: Research
Here are the materials in Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke: Unpublished Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Amicus Brief Reply Other posts with lower court materials here.
This was the best possible result in this case (a narrow remand). Justice Sotomayor’s opinion keeps tribal employees on equal footing with federal and state employees and decides the import of indemnification provisions – really have nothing to do with … Continue reading
There’s a lot of discussion about what the standards for removal are in an ICWA case at the first (emergency/24/48/72 hour/prelim/shelter care) hearing after a child is removed. This is the question of the Oglala Sioux v. Van Hunnik federal … Continue reading