Who Won Indian Law and Policy 2014? First Round Bracket — 7 of 8

Now we move to Category 4, which is another miscellaneous category of sorts. Thanks for bearing with me through this.

Category 4 — Groups

# 1 1491s

Funny people. Appeared on The Daily Show and had a fine time with some Redskins fans. Went to football game, too.

Also, appeared at Michigan State! Had lunch.


# 16 Borough of Jim Thorpe

Won NAGPRA case in the Third Circuit. Don’t be fooled. They’re not NAGPRA fans.

# 8 Indian country pot growers

Don’t get too excited. They haven’t won anything yet.


# 9 Cobell settlement beneficiaries

Feds are looking for you. Seriously, this time they want to give you money.

# 4 Gray wolves

Brother ma’iingan won one this year. I called it. Not really.


# 13 Dept. of Justice

Wait, we already covered this under Eric Holder.

The real # 13 Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Always doing stuff.

# 5 Cohen Handbook

Going strong after all these years, maybe more than ever. Cited 27 times by federal and state courts in 2014. Holy moly!


# 12 New Mexico state government

Won several important Indian law cases this year: got the Part 291 procedures invalidated, against Grand River Enterprises, got a criminal conviction affirmed where the non-Indian had originally been arrested by tribal, bunch of other stuff probably.