Tag Archives: United States v. Michigan

Pro Se Effort to Stop Michigan DNR Land Transfer to Mining Company Dismissed

There are numerous pleadings here but here are the most relevant — the case is captioned Bellfy v. Creagh (W.D. Mich.): 12 DCT Order on 2d TRO Request 18 Michigan Motion to Dismiss 22 Response 27 Reply 35 GTB Brief … Continue reading

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Pro Se Effort Challenging Michigan DNR Land Sale to Mining Company Fails

Here are the materials in Bellfy v. Creagh (W.D. Mich.): 1 Complaint 1-1 CORA Resolution 2 Motion for TRO 4 DCT Order Denying TRO An excerpt: This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs’ ex parte Motion for Temporary Restraining … Continue reading

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Fletcher, Fort, and Reo on “Tribal Disruption” Theory in the Michigan Law Review First Impressions

Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Kathryn E. Fort, and Dr. Nicholas J. Reo have published “Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims” in Michigan Law Review’s First Impressions. PDF. Here is a taste: Legal claims are inherently disruptive. Plaintiffs’ suits invariably seek to unsettle … Continue reading

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IPR Profile on American Indian Treaty Rights in Michigan

Interlochen Public Radio continues its excellent profiles of northern Michigan history with “Looking Back: The Fight For American Indian Fishing Rights,” profiling Arthur Duhamel. Here’s my contribution: The urgency was about more than fish. The federal government had ignored the … Continue reading

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Charles Cleland’s New Book: “Faith in Paper: The Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian Treaties”

Charles Cleland’s heavily anticipated new book (Univ. of Michigan Press website here) is now available! I’ve read the first few chapters and it’s wonderful. Here is the book blurb: Faith in Paper examines the reinstitution of Indian treaty rights in the … Continue reading

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Treaty Rights and the Cherokee Freedmen Decision

This isn’t a post on the merits of the Freedmen case, but instead a rumination about the import of U.S.–tribal treaty rights in tribal courts. Generally, do treaty rights have legal import in tribal court? My reading of the Nash case … Continue reading

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Helen Tanner Walks On; Provided Critical Expert Testimony in U.S. v. Michigan

Here is the article. An excerpt: BEULAH — Helen Tanner was only about 5 feet tall, but she is remembered as a pioneering giant in writing Great Lakes Indian history. The noted ethnohistorian’s research and testimony proved crucial to a … Continue reading

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Briefs in People v. Jensen — Motion to Dismiss State Prosecution of Treaty Fishers for Tribal Fishing Regulation Violations

Here are the materials: Jensen Motion to Dismiss Jensen Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss Jensen Motion for Leave to File Supp. Brief Jensen Supp. Brief in Support of Motion Jensen Motion to Take Judicial Notice of US v … Continue reading

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Update in People of Mich. v. Jensen — 2007 Consent Decree Motions re Exclusive Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here is the State’s response to the Sault Tribe’s motion to enjoin the state prosecution of its members for treaty fishing violations: State’s Response 4-25-2011 And an amicus brief supporting the state prosecution: Bay de Noc Sports Fishermen Amicus Brief

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Federal Court Filings to Stop State Prosecution of Sault Tribe Members for Treaty Fishing Violations

As usual, Friday is the most exciting time of the week for Indian law events. Here are the materials in the most recent proceedings in United States v. Michigan, an effort to enjoin State v. Jensen in Delta County court … Continue reading

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