Greatest Cases Tournament Round 2 Match-Ups

Here we go for another round. I realize everyone’s heading out of town for Labor Day, so the votes will be precious. Polls close Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:50 AM.

Match-up No. 5

(4) Talton v. Mayes (1896) (163US376) — The Constitution is inapplicable to Indian tribes


(29) Kiowa Tribe v. Mfg. Techs. (1998) (523US751) — Tribal immunity extends off-reservation

Match-up No. 6

(13) United States v. Mazurie (1975) (419US544) — Tribal authority to accept Congressional delegation


(20) Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Nation (1982) (455US130) — Inherent tribal power to tax

Match-up No. 7

(5) United States v. Winans (1905) (198US371) — Treaty fishing rights “not much less necessary to the existence of the Indians than the atmosphere they breathed”


(28) Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Sac and Fox Nation (1993) (508US114) — State cannot tax Indians on trust lands

Match-up No. 8

(12) Morton v. Mancari (1974) (417US535) — Affirming Indian preference in employment


(21) New Mexico v. Mescalero Apache Tribe (1983) (462US324) — State regulation of on-reservation nonmembers preempted