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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

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 General Rules of Practice. … 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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The Dark Side of the Bryant Victory

From the Marshall Project, “Poor on a Native American Reservation? Good Luck Getting a Lawyer.”

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Fletcher & Singel on the Historical Basis for the Trust Relationship between the US and Indian Children

Fletcher & Singel have posted “Indian Children and the Federal Tribal Trust Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article develops the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship and comes … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe RFP for Appellate Judge

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS   The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seeks qualified licensed attorneys and/or non-attorneys for the position of Appellate Judge in the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court.  The Appellate Court has the following vacancies … Continue reading

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Ed Gehres Dollar General Post-Argument Analysis

Here is “Argument analysis: Is tribal court civil jurisdiction over non-Indians truly a constitutional issue, or one of settled precedent?” The best line (from a very good analysis): The outcome of this case is tough to call after the argument. … Continue reading

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