Tag Archives: Supremacy Clause

New Scholarship on Standing Rock, Treaties, and the Supremacy Clause

Carla F. Fredericks & Jesse D. Heibel have posted “Standing Rock, the Sioux Treaties, and the Limits of the Supremacy Clause,” forthcoming in the University of Colorado Law Review. Here is the abstract: The controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rejects Shinnecock Nation’s Judicial Takings Claims re: Dismissal of Land Claims under Sherrill

Here is the opinion in Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States. An excerpt: Accordingly, we affirm the United States Court of Federal Claims’ determination that the Nation’s breach of trust claims are not yet ripe for review, vacate its ruling … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Briefs in Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States

Here: Shinnecock Opening Brief US Response Brief Shinnecock Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Opening Federal Circuit Brief in Shinnecock Nation v. United States

Here: Shinnecock Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Billion Dollar Shinnecock Land Claims Suit

Here are the materials in Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 7 US Motion to Dismiss 10 Shinnecock Response 13 US Reply Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States, No. 12-836, Slip Op. (Fed. Cl. Aug. 29, 2013) Complaint … Continue reading

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Shinnecock Indian Nation Sues United States for $1.1Billion over Land Dispossession

Here is the complaint: Shinnecock Complaint

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“Why Tribes Should Not Withdraw From Treaties”

From RezNet’s TriBaLOG: Following is a statement from the office of Rodney M. Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe: On December 19th, 2007 four individuals calling themselves the Lakota Freedom Delegation held a press conference at the Plymouth Congregational … Continue reading

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