Category Archives: sovereign immunity

Federal Court Dismisses Foreclosure Action against Tulalip Tribes & Tribal Member

Here are the materials in Wilmington Savings Fund Society v. Fryberg (W.D. Wash.): 15 Tulalip motion to dismiss 21 Response 22 Reply 28 DCT order

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SCOTUS Grants Cert in Upper Skagit In Rem Immunity Matter

Here is the order list from last Friday. Here are the cert stage materials in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. Lower court materials here.

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Amicus Briefs on Tribal Immunity Issue

Here are the amici curiae in the matter of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al v. St. Regis Mohawk Tribe et al: For Movants: Brief Amici Curiae of the National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Gaming Association, and the United … Continue reading

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Law Scholars Brief in Support of St. Regis Mohawk Patent

Here is the brief from Lawrence Tribe, William Eskridge, Erwin Chemerinsky, Joe Singer, and David Orozco: Brief of Amici Scholars iso of Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

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California COA Rejects Defamation Claim by Tribal Disenrollees against Elem Indian Colony Pomo Tribe

Here are the available materials in Brown v. Garcia: Garcia Brief Opinion

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Oglala Sioux Tribe Amicus Brief in St. Regis Mohawk Patent Matter

Here is the amicus brief filed in Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Allergan Inc.: Oglala Sioux Tribe amicus brief

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Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Barboan Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Does 25 U.S.C. § 357 authorize a condemnation action against a parcel of allotted land in which an Indian tribe has a fractional beneficial interest, especially where (a) the the tribe holds less than … Continue reading

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Update in KBIC Suit against Michigan Treasury Dept.

Here are the materials in Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Khouri (W.D. Mich.): 99 state motion re state prosecutions 115 kb motion for protective order 126 kb motion for summary j re sales and use taxes 143 magistrate order granting … Continue reading

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Rick Collins on Tribal Immunity

Richard B. Collins posted “To Sue and Be Sued: Capacity and Immunity of American Indian Nations,” forthcoming in the Creighton Law Review. Here is the abstract: Can American Indian nations sue and be sued in federal and state courts? Specific … Continue reading

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Arizona COA Affirms Hualapai Official Immunity from Contract Damages Suit

Here is the unpublished opinion in WD at the Canyon v. Honga.

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