Last one for the day!
Still on category 4, groups.
# 2 Tribal Supreme Court Project
They’ve need a win, and Bay Mills was a biggie! While they were unable to persuade SCOTUS not to take the case in the first (even the SG failed there), and they were unable to persuade the tribe not to bring this case in the first place, but that said, they did help tribal interests avoid problems in a lot of other cases (here, here, here, here, and here). Actually, I have no idea if they helped or not but we’ll give them some credit anyway.
# 15 Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Always been a big fan of Jerry Gardner and his crew. One of the funniest men around. Did amazing work on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence Report this year.
#7 Native American Bar Association
NABA will be releasing a report arising out of a survey that over 500 Indian lawyers completed this year, so maybe this posting is a year early.
#10 Tribal In-House Counsel Association
#3 Authors of law review articles on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
#14 Authors of law review articles on Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community
# 6 Carcieri challengers
The people, groups, tribes, and states and state subdivisions that want to use a poorly-reasoned Supreme Court decision to stop Indian gaming at all costs are legion. Samples here, here, here, here, here, here, and elsewhere (just type Carcieri into TT’s search engine). Interior has opined about it here.
# 11 Tribal sovereign lenders