Category Archives: tribal courts

Federal Court Stays Becker v. Ute to Await Tribal Court Rulings

Here are the materials in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (D. Utah): 70 Becker Motion for PI 73 Ute Motion for Summary Judgment [preemption] 74 Ute Motion for Summary Judgment [illegality] 75 Ute Emergency Motion … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on the Native American Children’s Safety Act

Here is the Dear Tribal Leader letter, the guidance, and the request for comments on it:  Draft Guidance for NACSA This bill and guidance puts certain requirements on tribes, tribal courts, and tribal social service agencies regarding foster care placements and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution Proceeding

Here are the materials in LaForge v. Gets Down (D. Mont.): 12 Morton Motion to Dismiss 21 Tribal Judges Motion to Dismiss 26 Order to Show Cause 27 Morton Response 28 Tribal Judges Response 29 LaForge Brief 30 Magistrate Report 31 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Ute Tribal Jurisdiction Challenge on Mootness Grounds

Here are the materials in Charles v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (D. Utah): 16 motion to dismiss 23 hackford opposition 25 reply 44 motion to dismiss [mootness] 45 hackford opp 47 other defendants opposition 48 reply … Continue reading

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Federal Court Stays Nooksack RICO Case Pending DOI Election Investigation

Here is the order in the matter of Rabang et al v. Kelly et al, 17-cv-00088 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 140 – Order At plaintiff’s request, the court has extended a stay of the proceedings until April 30, 2018. It is … Continue reading

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Jim Diamond on Practicing Indian Law in Federal, State, and Tribal Criminal Courts

James D. Diamond just published “Practicing Indian Law in Federal, State, and Tribal Criminal Courts and an Update on Recent Expansion of Criminal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indians” in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine. PDF SSRN

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Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi Supreme Court Pics (Sparty in the House)

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Todd Hembree Commentary in EdWeek about the Cherokee Opioid Matter

Todd Hembree has published “Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Its Source” in EdWeek.

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Eid & Goldtooth on Navajo Juvenile Justice Law

Troy A. Eid and DeAnna Goldtooth have published “’Children Are Sacred’:  Applying Navajo (Dine’) Fundamental Law to Strengthen Juvenile Justice” at 62 The University of South Dakota Law Review 728 (2017). The draft manuscript is here.

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Federal Court Enjoins Cherokee Nation Tribal Court Suit against Opioid Companies

Here is the order in McKesson Corp. v. Hembree (N.D. Okla.): 138 DCT Order An excerpt: Oklahoma is among the states with the highest number of opioid prescriptions per one hundred people and has a high overdose death rate. Tribal … Continue reading

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