Category Archives: tribal membership

Adrea Korthase on the Definition of “Indian Child” in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Adrea Korthase has published Seminal Choices: The Definition of “Indian Child” in a Time of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Slate: “The Fight Over Who’s a ‘Real Indian’”

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Julia Stinson on Disenrollment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Julia M. Stinson has posted “When Tribal Disenrollment Becomes Cruel and Unusual” on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, Native American tribes have disenrolled—permanently removed from tribal … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Dismisses Rabang v. Kelly; Awards Disenrollee Plaintiffs Fees & Costs

Here: 37 4-19-18 Appellees’ Response to Appellants’ Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal 38 4-26-18 Appellants’ Reply Supporting Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal 39 5-18-18 Order

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Update in Rabang v. Kelly

Here are new docs: 4-11-18 Order Denying Defendants’ Rule 62.1 Motion For Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Kelly Appellants’ Motion For Voluntary Dismissal Of Appeal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Notice of District Court … Continue reading

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Citizen Indigenous || Radcliffe Institute

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Federal Court Dismisses ICRA Suit re: Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians Disenrollments

Here are the materials in John v. Garcia (N.D. Cal.): 74 Motion to Dismiss 76 Opposition 77 Reply 84 DCT Order

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Nooksack Interim Council Ratifies Past Acts

Here are new materials filed in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-15 Ratication of Appointment of Chief Judge Ray Dodge 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-16 Ratication of Appointment of Milt Rowland Foster … Continue reading

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Update in Nooksack RICO Suit

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

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