Category Archives: Scholarship

New Empirical Research on Federal Court Sentencing of Indian Country Defendants

Jeffery T. Ulmer & Mindy S. Bradley have published Punishment in Indian Country: Ironies of Federal Punishment of Native Americans in Justice Quarterly: Ulmer Bradley (2018) – Punishment in Indian Country Here is the abstract: Native Americans are US citizens, … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Indian Water Rights [Science Magazine]

Here is “Indigenous communities, groundwater opportunities,” published in Science: science article

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Bob Miller on Reviving Private Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country

Robert J. Miller has posted “Sovereign Resilience: Reviving Private Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country.” Here is the abstract: Indian country in the United States is incredibly poor. Indian nations desperately need to develop reservation economic activities. Most tribal governments, … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Felix Cohen

Here is “‘Felix Cohen Was the Blackstone of Federal Indian Law’: Taking the Comparison Seriously,” by Adrien Habermacher, forthcoming in the British Journal of American Legal Studies. Here is the abstract: This paper explores thoroughly the many facets of Rennard … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: “How Washington Wound Up Screwing Over Native Americans”

Here. Profiling Colin G. Calloway’s new book, “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation.“

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Grant Christensen on Predicting Supreme Court Behavior in Indian Law Cases

Grant Christensen has posted his paper, “Predicting Supreme Court Behavior in Indian Law Cases,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since 1959 the Supreme Court has heard an average of 2.6 Indian law cases each term out of a recent … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Review Student Scholarship on How NHPA Fails Tribal Interests

Amanda M. Marincic has published “The National Historic Preservation Act: An Inadequate Attempt to Protect the Cultural and Religious Sites of Native Nations” in the Iowa Law Review. An excerpt: Beginning in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe engaged in … Continue reading

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Julia Stinson on Disenrollment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Julia M. Stinson has posted “When Tribal Disenrollment Becomes Cruel and Unusual” on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, Native American tribes have disenrolled—permanently removed from tribal … Continue reading

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Alex Skibine on the Last 30 Years of Indian Law

Alexander Tallchief Skibine has published “The Supreme Court’s Last 30 Years of Federal Indian Law: Looking or Equilibrium or Supremacy?” In the Columbia Journal of Race and the Law. Here is the abstract: For 187 years, Indian nations status in … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Voting Rights Act Litigation in Indian Country

Here is Jennifer L. Robinson and Stephen L. Nelson, The Small but Powerful Voice in American Elections: A Discussion of Voting Rights Litigation on Behalf of American Indians , 70 Baylor L. Rev. 91.

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