Category Archives: tribal courts

Tenth Circuit Dismisses Nonmember Challenge to Tribal Court Jurisdiction for Lack of Article III Standing (Nonmember Won on the Merits in Tribal Court)

Here is the unpublished opinion in Board of Education for Gallup-McKinley Schools v. Henderson. Briefs and lower court materials here.

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Materials in Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas ICRA Habeas Matter

Here are the materials so far in Darnell v. Merchant (D. Kan.): 1 Habeas Petition 10 DCT Order to Show Cause 12 Motion to Disqualify Counsel 15 Response to 1 & 10 16 Response to 12 18 Reply in Support … Continue reading

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Tulalip Tribal Court Denies Summary Judgment, Affirms In Rem Jurisdiction Versus State over Items Seized Pursuant to Search Warrant

Here are the materials in Shopbell v. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (Tulalip Tribal Court): 4-6-17 Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Motion 4-24-17 Plaintiff’s Cross Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Re Probable Cause 5-2-17 … Continue reading

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Drug Companies Challenge Cherokee Tribal Court Jurisdiction in Federal Court

Here are the materials in McKesson Corp. v. Hembree (N.D. Okla.): 2 Complaint 13 Motion for Injunction The tribal court complaint in Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma v. McKesson Corp. is here.  

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New Scholarship on Navajo Nation Car Buyers and the Subprime Lending Problem

Megan Horning has published “Border Town Bullies: The Bad Auto Deal and Subprime Lending Problem Among Navajo Nation Car Buyers” in the National Lawyers Guild Review: Horning Article

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Tribal Law Journal Volume 17 Issue

Here is a link to the Tribal Law Journal’s newest issue, Volume 17: http://lawschool.unm.edu/tlj/volumes/index.php Volume 17 features three recently published law review articles written by students: Federal Restrictions of Tribal Customary Law: The Importance of Tribal Customary Law in Tribal … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms French v. Starr

Here is the unpublished order. Prior posts here.

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ICRA Habeas Matter involving Pueblo of Jemez

Here are the materials so far in Toya v. Casamento (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 6 Answer 8 Response 9 DCT Order 10 Amended Petition

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ICRA Habeas Matter Involving Pueblo of Kewa

Here are the materials so far in Garcia v. Elwell (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 4 Warden Response 5 Motion to Dismiss 8 DCT Order

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Cinetopia Film Festival Presents “Tribal Justice” Documentary in Michigan — June 3, 7, 10, and 11

Here (PDF): More details from Makepeace Productions here.

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