State Supreme Court Outcomes: South Dakota

After Montana, North Dakota, and Alaska, we turn to South Dakota, another state with no intermediate appellate court.

Some observers would like to see more detail about the cases (a short description of the subject matter, whether tribes had filed amicus briefs, and how they fared if they did, for example). To this we can only say … it’s summer. There just isn’t enough time in the day.

Tribal interests have a 50 percent chance of prevailing in the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Here are the cases we looked at:

Matter of D.W. (2011) — L

Matter of B.C. (2010) — W

State v. Madsen (2009) — W

Langdeau v. Langdeau (2008) — W

Matter of J.D.M.C. (2007) — L

State v. Owen (2007) — L

Gilbert v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (2006) — W

Interest of T.I. (2005) — L

Interest of O.S. (2005) — L

Wells v. Wells (2005) — W

Interest of J.S.B. (2004) — W

Interest of M.H. (2004) — W

Interest of J.C.D. (2004) — W

Interest of D.M. (2004) — L

State v. Cummings (2004) — W

Pourier v. S.D. Dept. of Revenue (2004) — L

Interest of D.M. (2003) — L

Pourier v. S.D. Dept. of Revenue (2003) — W

Interest of J.L. (2002) — W

Interest of S.G.V.E. (2001) — L

Interest of K.D. (2001) — L

State ex rel. LeCompte v. Keckler (2001) — W

Bruguier v. Class (1999) — L

CRST Telephone Authority v. Public Utilities Comm’n. (1999) — L

Bradley v. Deloria (1998) — W

Risse v. Meeks (1998) — W

Calvello v. Yankton Sious Tribe (1998) — W

Wright v. Prairie Chicken (1998) — L

Interest of G.R.F. (1997) — W

State v. Greger (1996) — L

Gesinger v. Gesinger (1995) — W

Cournoyer v. Montana (1993) — W

Interest of C.H. (1993) — W

Luke v. Mellette County (1993) — W

Interest of M.C. (1993) — L

Primeaux v. Leapley (1992) — L

Red Fox v. Hettich (1992) — L

One Feather v. O.S.T. Public Safety Commission (1992) — W

Sage v. Sicangu Oyate Ho., Inc. (1991) — W

Harris v. Young (1991) — L

State v. Spotted Horse (1990) — L

Janklow v. Viking Press (1990) — W

Guardianship of Flyinghorse (1990) –W

State v. Larson (1990) — W

State v. Daly (1990) — W

Interest of J.J. (1990) — L

Wells v. Wells (1989) — L

Matter of A.L. (1989) — L

Matter of Defender (1989) — L

State ex rel. Joseph v. Redwing (1988) — L

State v. Onihan (1988) — L

Matter of B.J.E. (1988) — L

Claymoore v. Serr (1987) — L

27 wins, 27 losses for tribal interests

4 thoughts on “State Supreme Court Outcomes: South Dakota

  1. Kate Fort June 15, 2011 / 11:01 am

    South Dakota justices are initially appointed by the Governor from five appointment districts. Three years later, the justices face election for a 8 year terms.

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