Ninth Circuit Briefs in Northwestern Band of Shoshone Indians v. State of Idaho

Topside briefs here:

Response briefs TK.

Lower court materials here.

Little Soldier

Student Scholarship on McGirt and Aboriginal Title

Clare Blumenthal published “‘We Hold the Government to Its Word’: How McGirt v. Oklahoma Revives Aboriginal Title” in the Yale Law Journal.

Here is the abstract:

This Note analyzes for the first time how McGirt v. Oklahoma could revive aboriginal-title land claims against the United States and create an opening for Land Back litigation. It argues that McGirt directs lower courts to enforce aboriginal title’s congressional-intent requirement strictly and renews the relevance of an overlooked case from 2015, Pueblo of Jemez v. United States. In Pueblo of Jemez, the Tenth Circuit unknowingly demonstrated how insisting on clearer proof of congressional intent to extinguish title would implement McGirt’s holding and remove the jurisdictional bars—sovereign immunity and preclusion—that have prevented aboriginal-title litigation.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Cedarville Rancheria v. Diven [tribal immunity under Bankruptcy Act]

Well, opening brief for now, here:

Other briefs TK.

Lower court materials here.

Possibly, though not likely, the home at issue.

New Mexico Federal Court Rejects Criminal Convict’s Request for Downward Variance in Sentence; Challenge to Major Crimes Act as Racial Classification

Here are materials in United States v. Jojola (D.N.M.):

Of course, if SCOTUS goes the wrong way in Brackeen, this case and hundreds will go much differently.