Tag Archives: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Eastern Band Cherokee Press Release on Domestic Violence Prosecution under VAWA

Here: Press Release re John Arkansas 07-22-15

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Posting for Family Safety Attorney

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is accepting applications for a Family Safety Attorney. Applicant must have a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, be a member in good standing of N.C. State Bar, 5 years of experience … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Appeal to Tribal Court Child Support Order

Here is the federal court order in In re Maney (W.D. N.C.): 3 DCT Order

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Prisoner Section 1983 Suit against Tribal Police and Judge Dismissed

Here is the order in Tramper v. Smith (W.D. N.C.): 2 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff’s Complaint will be dismissed for failure to state a claim. Plaintiff purports to bring a civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against … Continue reading

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Eastern Band Cherokee Hosts First Ever CVB Court in Indian Country

Full article here. Excerpts from the article: The Cherokee Tribal Court did something on Thursday, April 2 that no other court in Indian Country has ever done before – open a CVB (Central Violation Bureau) session.  In a special event … Continue reading

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North Carolia COA Decides Matter on Applicability of ICWA

Here is the opinion in In re H.S.: NC App Opinion An excerpt: DSS sent a standard letter of notice to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and did not receive a response. The juveniles’ guardian ad litem met with … Continue reading

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N.C. SCT Cert Petition in State v. Nobles — State Criminal Jurisdiction over Cherokee Descendant

Here: nobles cert without appendix Lower court materials here.

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NYTs Profile of Study on Impact of Tribal Gaming Per Cap on Children at Eastern Band Cherokee

Here. In short, it’s pretty good for young children, doesn’t have much impact on older children. We posted on part of this study in 2010.

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N.C. Trial Court Concludes First Generation Eastern Band Cherokee Descedent a Non-Indian for Criminal Jurisdiction Purposes

Here is the opinion in State v. Nobles: Nobles Order Final 112613 Briefs are here.

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Opening Brief in N. Carolina/Eastern Band Cherokee Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction Case

Here is the brief in State v. Kostick (N.C. App.): Kostick Opening Brief UPDATED: State Brief

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