Nominee to Federal Circuit (Ed DuMont) Has Significant Indian Law Experience

Ed DuMont‘s nomination to the Federal Circuit (more news articles from How Appealing) is very interesting, given that as former attorney for the Office of the Solicitor General, he argued two Indian law cases (one opposed and one in favor, winning both). The two cases are Kiowa Tribe (1998, as amicus favoring the tribe) and Chickasaw Nation (2001).

Mr. DuMont also worked on the following cases: MichGO v. Kempthorne (D.C. Cir. 2008, on behalf of the Gun Lake Band); San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (D.C. Cir. 2007, on the NCAI amicus brief); and City of Roseville v. Norton (D.C. Cir. 2003, on behalf of the United Auburn Band).

This might actually be good news for Indian Country. As always, hard to predict, but the more the judges know, the better.

4 thoughts on “Nominee to Federal Circuit (Ed DuMont) Has Significant Indian Law Experience

  1. Mike McBirde April 15, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Ed is a great guy with excellent experience. Good news!

  2. Lloyd Miller April 16, 2010 / 1:30 am

    Ed is terrirfic, and his credits on Indian issues also include work for NCAI, including an amicus brief in the successful Cherokee Nation v. Leavitt case which I handled in 2005. His was an excellent brief on the sad history of agency malfeaseance under the Indian Self-Determination Act. It will be good to see him on the Federal Circuit.

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