Top 20 Indian Law Stories on Turtle Talk for 2012 (plus a few others)

Happy New Year, and here are the top stories for the last year.

  1. Cobell Settlement appeals rejected (DC Circuit opinion)
  2. Grand Canyon Skywalk dispute (arbitration award and district court decision)
  3. Tribal Trust Settlements plus IRS treatment of settlement funds
  4. Tribal payday lenders (FTC suit, Nathalie Martin law review article, Illinois DCT materials)
  5. Tribal workers not immune in federal court (Maxwell v. County of San Diego)
  6. Cherokee Freedmen cases (Cherokee Nation v. Nash & Vann v. Salazar)
  7. Salazar v. Patchak (opinion, commentary)
  8. Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter (opinion, commentary)
  9. KG Urban v. Patrick (DCT and CA1)
  10. NAGPRA suit involving Jim Thorpe’s remains
  11. Ninth Circuit’s sanctioning of Howard Shanker in San Francisco Peaks appeal (opinion and vacature)
  12. Santa Ysabel unsuccessfully files for bankruptcy
  13. Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe
  14. Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community
  15. Adoptive Couple v. Cherokee Nation
  16. Oklahoma v. Hobia — Broken Arrow Casino
  17. Violence against Women Act reauthorization/SAVE Native Women Act (Draft Cantor Bill, law profs letter)
  18. Encana Oil & Gas v. St. Clair
  19. Tejon Indian Tribe federal re-recognition
  20. Judge Betty Fletcher Walks On

Plus, there were some interesting cultural developments that aren’t really Indian law related, but important nonetheless.


2 thoughts on “Top 20 Indian Law Stories on Turtle Talk for 2012 (plus a few others)

  1. Anna Zaproszenia December 31, 2012 / 6:50 am

    Great Indian Law Stories especially the third one 🙂

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