Tag Archives: Establishment Clause

Tenth Circuit Rejects Religious Objector’s Challenge to Oklahoma License Plate

Here is the opinion in Cressman v. Thompson. Briefs: 1 Opening Brief 2 Appellees Brief 3 Reply Brief Lower court materials here and here. Prior Tenth Circuit case here.  

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Northern Arapaho Tribe Prevails against Fish & Wildlife Service/Eastern Shoshone Tribe over Eagle Permits in Accordance with Hobby Lobby

Here is the opinion in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe (D. Wyo.): 93 DCT Order An excerpt: While the foregoing discussion is mired in legal nuance, at the end of the day, the federal government burdened one federally-recognized Indian tribe’s … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules for State in Challenge to Oklahoma License Plate

Here is the court’s order in Cressman v. Thompson (W.D. Okla.): 117 DCT Order How Appealing links to news coverage here. Prior materials in this case are here, here, and here.  

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Federal Court Denies Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in Dispute over Oklahoma Indian Arrow License Plate

Here are the materials in Cressman v. Thompson (W.D. Okla.): 95 OPC Motion for Summary J 96 OTC Motion for Summary J 98 Cressman Motion for Summary J 111 DCT Order Denying Motions for Summary J This case is slated … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Revives Establishment Clause Challenge to Oklahoma’s Indian Arrow License Plate (UPDATED)

Here is the opinion in Cressman v. Thompson. Update — Now with dissent: 12-6151 An excerpt: This appeal concerns an image stamped on the standard Oklahoma license plate ofa Native American shooting an arrow toward the sky. Appellant Keith Cressman … Continue reading

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Federal Court Refuses to Allow N. Arapaho Tribe to Add Establishment Clause Claim to Eagle Act Regulatory Dispute

Here are the new materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe (D. Wyo.): DCT Order Denying Motion N. Arapaho Motion to File Second Amended Complaint USFWS Opposition N. Arapaho Reply An excerpt: With these principles in mind, the Court denies … Continue reading

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Sam Deloria: San Francisco Peaks Could Be the First Test of the Obama Administration’s Support of the UN DRIP

As usual, Sam Deloria is ahead of the curve in thinking about broad issues of Indian law and policy. From Sam Deloria: [Are there] any plans to raise this [San Francisco Peaks and the Arizona Snowbowl] as the first situation … Continue reading

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