Category Archives: tribal courts

New Scholarship on Federal Restrictions on Tribal Customary Law

Concetta Tsosie de Haro has posted “Federal Restrictions on Tribal Customary Law: The Importance of Tribal Customary Law in Tribal Courts.” The paper was published in the Tribal Law Journal. Here is the abstract: This article examines the adverse effects of federal … Continue reading

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Transcripts of “Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment”

Here: Who Belongs Conference Day 1 AM Who Belongs Conference Day 1 PM Who Belongs Conference Day 2

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Federal Magistrate Orders Release of Jemez Pueblo Prisoner for ICRA Violations

Here are the materials in the case now captioned Fragua v. Elwell (D.N.M.): 18 Magistrate Recommendation 20 Magistrate Order of Release Prior post here.

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Seminole Tribe Prevails in Tribal Court Exhaustion Matter

Here are the materials in Asker v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (S.D. Fla.): Askar Seminole [DE 42] Def. Seminole Ct. Resp. in Opp. to M. to Vacate Defendant’s, the Seminole Tribe of Florida Trial Court, Motion to Dismiss Defendant’s, The … Continue reading

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Idaho SCT Briefs in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. Johnson — Tribal Court Judgment Enforcement

Here: Appellant Brief Response Brief Reply Brief

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Tribal Appellate Court Affirms Immunity Defense in Comanche Gaming Dispute

Here is the opinion in CDST-Gaming v. Comanche Nation (Ct. Indian Appeals): CDST Gaming v. Comanche Nation Lower court decision here. Related posts here, here, and here.

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Federal Magistrate Recommends Immediate Release of Indian Prisoner for ICRA Right to Counsel Violation

Here are the materials so far in Fragua v. Casamento (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 6 Jailer Response 7 Prisoner Reply 12 Magistrate Report

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Judge Dodge Protected by Judicial Immunity in Federal Nooksack Case, For Now

Download(PDF): Doc. 63 – Order Granting Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss Link: Posted Documents and Materials, previous Nooksack posts UPDATE (1217 EDT): Briefs filed before order to dismiss: Doc. 30 – Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support … Continue reading

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Grand Traverse Band Seeks GAL RFP

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court is soliciting contractual-service proposals for Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to work in the Family Healing to Wellness Court (FHTWC). The contractual services will start upon completion of contract negotiations … Continue reading

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Fletcher on Anishinaabe Law and the Round House

Matthew Fletcher has published “Anishinaabe Law and the Round House” in the Albany Government Law Review. Here is the abstract: This paper addresses the Indian country criminal justice system’s difficulties through the context of the Great Lakes Anishinaabeg’s traditional customs, … Continue reading

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