Tag Archives: tribal courts

Grant Christensen on ICRA and Banishment

Grant Christensen has posted “Civil Rights Notes: American Indians and Banishment, Jury Trials, and the Doctrine of Lenity,” forthcoming in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. The syllabus: Indian defendants appearing before tribal courts are not protected by … Continue reading

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Paul Spruhan on Litigation at Navajo

Paul Spruhan has posted “Guardians of Tribal Tradition: Litigation in the Navajo Nation” in Litigation, The Journal of ABA Section of Litigation.

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Tulalip Tribal Court Denies Summary Judgment, Affirms In Rem Jurisdiction Versus State over Items Seized Pursuant to Search Warrant

Here are the materials in Shopbell v. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (Tulalip Tribal Court): 4-6-17 Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Motion 4-24-17 Plaintiff’s Cross Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Re Probable Cause 5-2-17 … Continue reading

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NAICJA/NCJFJC Free Webinar on Peacemaking, April 24

Here: PM Announcement

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Navajo Sues Interior over Judiciary Funding

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

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On the Minnesota SCT Rule 10 Proposed Revisions on Recognizing Tribal Court Orders and Judgments

Link: Proposed Rule 10 The Minnesota Tribal Court State Court forum is petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court for a new and improved rule on the recognition of tribal court judgments in state courts, known as Rule 10 of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Motion for TRO Rejected in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. LaCounte

Here are the materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. LaCounte (D. Mont.): 115 NAT Motion for TRO 123 Federal Response 127 Reply 147 DCT Order Denying Motion for TRO An excerpt: Negotiations concerning the operation of the two courts are ongoing. … Continue reading

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Alaska Civil Diversion Agreement with Anvik Tribe in Alaska

The agreement allows for law enforcement officers in Alaska to refer certain misdemeanor crimes and offenses to participating tribal courts for restorative justice sentencing. It’s the first of its kind agreement in Alaska and the Anvik tribe located in Anvik, … Continue reading

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Tulalip Tribal Court Holds State Immune to Suit in Tribal Court

Here is the opinion in Shopbell v. State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife: shopbell-opinion We posted materials on this case here.

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Wisconsin Disretionary Transfer Rule to be Indefinitely Extended

According to Larry Nesper: The Supreme Court of Wisconsin today, June 21, in an administrative hearing, voted to indefinitely extend the Discretionary Transfer Rule permitting state court judges to transfer cases to tribal court on their own authority.  It had … Continue reading

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