State Supreme Court Outcomes: Alaska

Well, we’ve looked at Montana (70 percent win rate for tribal interests) and North Dakota (38 percent), both states with no intermediate appellate court.

And now we look at Alaska.

Tribal interests prevail in about 46 percent of cases.

Here are the cases we counted:

State v. Native Village of Tanana (2011) — W

Bruce L. v. W.E. (2011) — W

Shageluk IRA Council v. Alaska, Office of Children’s Services (2009, unpublished) — L

Starr v. George (2008) — L

State, Dept. of Health & Soc. Services v. Native Village of Curyung (2006) — W

John v. Baker (2005) — L

Adoption of Sara J. (2005) — L

Guardianship of R.D.V. (2004, unpublished) — W

Alaska Native Tribal Health v. Settlement Funds (2004) — W

Runyon v. Ass’n of Village Council Presidents (2004) — L

State v. Kenaitze Indian Tribe (2004) — L

Ketchikan Gateway Borough v. Ketchikan Indian Corp. (2003) — L

Malabed v. North Slope Borough (2003) — L

J.S. v. State (2002) — L

D.J. v. P.C. (2001) — W

John v. Baker (2001) — W

Matter of C.R.H. (2001) — W

Interior Regional Housing Auth. v. James (1999) — W

John v. Baker (1999) — W

State v. Lanman (1998, unpublished) — L

J.W. v. R.J. (1998) — W

Hernandez v. Lambert (1998) — W

Hydaburg Coop. Assn. v. Hydaburg Fisheries (1996) — W

Booth v. State (1995) — W

State v. Kenaitze Indian Tribe (1995) — W/L

Adoption of F.H. (1993) — L

Matter of F.P. (1992) — L

Nenana Fuel Co. v. Native Village of Venetie (1992) — L

Hydaburg Coop. Assn. v. Hydaburg Fisheries (1992) — L

Harrison v. State (1990) — L

Harrison v. State (1989) — L

Catholic Social Services, Inc. v. C.A.A. (1989) — L

Adoption of T.N.F. (1989) — L

In Matter of Delinquent taxes (1989) — W

Native Village of Stevens v. Alaska Management & Planning (1988) — L

Matter of K.E. (1987) — L

Matter of L.A.M. (1986) — W

Native Village of Nenana v. State, Dept. of Health & Soc. Services (1986) — L

Matter of J.M. (1986) — W

18 wins, 21 losses, 1 tie