Tag Archives: American Bar Association

Tribal Courts in the 21st Century Program at ABA Annual Meeting

Download details here. The meeting is Friday, August 5, 2016, in San Francisco.  

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Article Published by ABA, Enforcing Tribal Environmental Laws without “Treatment as a State”

Jill Grant has published an article on the Navajo Nation’s innovative petroleum storage tank inspection and enforcement program. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act lacks a “treatment as a state” provision for Tribes, but the Navajo Nation has found other … Continue reading

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ABA House of Delegates to Consider Endorsing Indian Law and Order Commission’s Recommendations

Here are the materials: ABA 2015 Houston Midyear Meeting – Calendar of Events ABA Resolution and Report 111A

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ABA’s Ranking of Judicial Candidates More Likely to Disadvantage Women and Minorities

NY Times article here. Original study here. Article abstract: This article uses two newly collected data sets to investigate the reliance by political actors on the external vetting of judicial candidates, in particular vetting conducted by the nation’s largest legal … Continue reading

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Resolutions Favoring Indian Child Welfare Act

Here is the resolution adopted unanimously by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges board: NCJFCJ ICWA Resolution 2013 And here is a draft resolution up for consideration at the American Bar Association later this summer: ICWA Resolution … Continue reading

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Study Suggests ABA Assessment of Judicial Nominees Biased against Women and Minorities

The study is here, hat tip to the Monkey Cage, a great site. I should say historically biased, since the study goes back to 1960. The abstract: This paper uses two new datasets to investigate the reliance by political actors … Continue reading

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ABA approves resolution to strengthen tribal jurisdiction

I heard from a listserv that the ABA has approved a resolution to strengthen tribal jurisdiction specifically over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence and that the resolution also urges that the reauthorization of VAWA include the tribal jurisdiction provisions. While … Continue reading

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Arlinda Locklear to be Honored by ABA with Margaret Brent Award

Here and here. Congratulations to Arlinda! Here is her bio (from the ABA website): Arlinda Locklear, of Arlinda Locklear Law Office in Washington, D.C., began her career as an attorney at the Native American Rights Fund.  During her 35-year career … Continue reading

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Video of Heidi Nesbitt Speaking on ABA Award for Pre-Law Summer Institute

Link here.

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Kevin Gover Named a Recipient of ABA’s 2011 Spirit of Excellence Award

Here is the ABA’s announcement and here is a blog profile of the award. H/T to G.G.

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