Arizona Rep. Albert Hale Letter to Arizona Governor and AG Objecting to Arizona Signing onto Anti-Indian Brief Filled by Oklahoma in Dollar General


Dollar General Corp v MI Band of Choctaw Indians_HALE

An excerpt:

The State has joined in support of the Petitioner despite the fact that the State of Mississippi has made the policy decision that on-reservation torts arising in Mississippi should not consume State resources and are better addressed by tribal institutions. The State of Mississippi is submitting an amicus brief in support of the Tribe. Arizona’s decision to sign on to Oklahoma’s amicus brief flies in the face of Mississippi’s sovereign prerogatives on how to interact with Indian Nations within Mississippi’s borders. This is disrespectful; Arizona should stay out of Mississippi’s tribal affairs decisions.

Dollar General briefs and materials are here.