Latest Orders and Injunctions in Oglala Sioux v. Fleming (Van Hunnik)

From Stephen Pevar: Judge Viken issued four sweeping orders  in the Rapid City Indian Child Welfare Act case. One is a Permanent Injunction barring the defendants from continuing to violate seven federal rights of Indian children, their parents, and their tribes. It mandates an “immediate halt”…

Motion and Briefing for Partial Summary Judgment in Oglala Sioux v. Fleming (Van Hunnik)

This filing is part of the ICWA class action case in South Dakota over the interpretation of 25 USC 1922 (emergency jurisdiction): The third reason why this Court’s ruling on § 1922 has been inoperative is because the State’s Attorney…

Remedies Brief Filed in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming (Van Hunnik)

After winning a partial summary judgment (twice, if you count the motions for reconsideration), the plaintiffs in the federal class action ICWA/Due Process lawsuit have filed their brief requesting remedies. Remedy Brief The four Defendants in this action are largely…

Oglala Sioux v. Fleming (District Court)

Posts on the case 1-Complaint Briefing for Jan. 28, 2014 order (993 F.Supp.2d 1017) 69-Order, 993 F.Supp.2d 1017 (D.S.D. 2014) Briefing for May 1, 2014 Order 95-Order Granting Motion to Compel, May 1, 2014 Briefing for March 30th, 2015 Order…

Materials in Major Closed ICWA Cases 2013-Present

Documents on Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming (Van Hunnik)(cert denied) Whitney v. United States (D. Maine)(voluntarily dismissed) Fisher v. Cook, Sweeney (W.D. Ark.)(withdrawn in federal court) Watso v. Lourey (Piper) (8th Cir. decision in favor of tribal jurisdiction) (Americans for Tribal Court…