Category Archives: tribal constitutions
Here is the petition in Bearscomesout v. United States: bearcomesout cert petition Question presented: Whether the “separate sovereign” concept actually exists any longer where Congress’s plenary power over Indian tribes and the general erosion of any real tribal sovereignty is amplified … Continue reading →
Karla General, Angela Riley, Terri Smith, Se-ah-dom Edmo, and Josh Clause
One of my favorite conferences of the year–and I always offer to do an ICWA/transfer to tribal court case law update! RFP for Presentations- 2018 NAICJA Conference – DUE APRIL 20th!
Here are the new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 03-20-18 Letter From Bob Kelly and Notice of Involuntary Disenrollement 144 3-15-18 Kelly Defendants’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 146 3-15-18 Defendant Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Notice of … Continue reading →
Judge Gregory Bigler has posted “Traditional Jurisprudence and Protection of Our Society: A Jurisgenerative Tail” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper is an exercise in self-discipline organizing thoughts from a long period of work and life that explores … Continue reading →
William R. Norman Jr., Kirke Kickingbird, and Adam P. Bailey have published “Tribal Disenrollment Demands a Tribal Answer” in the ABA Human Rights Journal.
Here is George K. Komnenos, Tribal Advocates as Ministers of Justice: A Potentially Problematic Concept, 29 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1079 (2016): GeorgeKKomnenosTribalAdvo An excerpt: In June 2015, the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) adopted its first Ethics Opinion entitled Formal Duties of … Continue reading →
Here: Redacted Special Master Report Ruling on Matter Under Advisement (1) final Pablo
Here: Cert Petition Question presented: This case presents a question that divides the circuits: Should the “detention” requirement for habeas review under the ICRA be construed “more narrowly than” the “custody” showing required under other federal habeas statutes? Lower court … Continue reading →
New Book: “Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents” by Keith Richotte
Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents By Keith Richotte Jr. In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held … Continue reading →