Category Archives: tribal courts

Federal Court Grants Comity to Winnemucca Tribal Court Rulings in Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Winnemucca Indian Colony v. Dept. of Interior (D. Nev.): 277 Status Report 277-1 Tribal Court Order of Dismissal 277-2 Nevada Itertribal COA Opinion 277-3 Tribal COA Denial of Motion for Reconsideration 277-4 Tribal Order of Dismissal after … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Appeal Shakopee Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution/Child Custody Order

Here are the new materials in Nguyen v. Gustafson (D. Minn.): 35 Tribal Motion to Dismiss 39 Defendant Motion to Dismiss 41 Plaintiff Opposition 43 Gustafson Reply 44 Tribal Reply 47 DCT Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Prior post here.

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Spurr v. Pope Decision in WD Michigan [Tribal Court Jurisdiction to Issue PPO]

33_Opinion and Order Briefing here: 21 Motion for PI 22 Response 23 Reply 26 DCT Briefing Order 30 Motion to Dismiss 31 Response 32 Reply

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Federal Court Accepts Cherokee Nation’s Voluntary Dismissal of Tribal Court Opioid Case

Here are the materials in McKesson Corp. v. Hembree (N.D. Okla.): 139 Hembree Motion to Dismiss 141 Opposition 145 Reply 146 DCT Order Prior post here.

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Federal Court Holds Nonmember Exhausted Tribal Remedies when Tribal Appellate Court Decided Jurisdiction Issues, but Not Merits

Here are the materials in Big Horn County Elec. Coop. v. Big Man (D. Mont.): 1 Complaint 1-4 Absolooke Appeals Court Opinion Part 1 1-5 Absolooke Appeals Court Opinion Part 2 1-7 Crow Tribal Court Opinion 1-9 Motion for Summary Judgment … Continue reading

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LTBB Judge Profiled in New Book on Judging

Here is “Judges discover strength in pivotal decisions” from the National Catholic Reporter. The article reviews the new book, “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made.”  

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Federal Court Dismisses ICRA Habeas Petition Brought against Kewa Pueblo/Pueblo of Santo Domingo

Here are the materials in Aguilar v. Rodriguez (D.N.M.): 12 Objections 13 Motion for Immediate Release 16 Response to 13 18 DCT Order Prior post here.

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New Scholarship on IP and Traditional Knowledge in Tribal Codes

Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala has posted “Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Native American Tribal Codes” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous peoples and nations have been making demands for protection and promotion of their intellectual property, … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on the Tohono O’odham Legal Systems

Kyle Fields has posted “Tohono O’odham Legal Systems” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short essay surveys the Tohono O’odham’s legal system through three periods. First, it discusses the traditional O’odham legal system, which relied on himdag (culture or … Continue reading

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Dean and Judge Stacy Leeds Letter in Support of Cherokee Supreme Court Nominee Shawna Baker

Here: LeedsLetterCouncilPDF

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