Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

United States Tax Court Holds Miccosukee Tribe Members Owe Taxes

Here is the opinion in Clay v. IRS (T.C.): Tax Court Opinion

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Yakama Nation Prevails over Klickitat County over Indian Country Fireworks Sales

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Klickitat County (E.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint 3 Motion for TRO 4 Motion to Expedite 8 County Response 10 DCT Order Granting TRO 21 Tribe Motion for … Continue reading

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Tribes and Detroit Casinos Allowed to Intervene in Sault Tribe Suit over Lansing and Wayne County Off-Rez Gaming Applications

Here are the materials so far in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Solicitor Opinion on Bay Mills 1-2 Wayne County Application 1-3 Lansing Application 1-4 Supplemental Materials 1-5 Jan 2017 Interior Letter … Continue reading

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Amended Complaint in Keystone XL Challenge

Here is the pleading in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump (D. Mont.): Doc. 51-1 Proposed Amended Complaint Other Keystone XL posts here.

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Unkechaug Nation Fishing Rights Case Survives Motion to Dismiss

Here are the materials in Unkechaug Indian Nation v. New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (E.D. N.Y.): 1 Complaint 27 Unkechaug Opposition to 28 28-1 NY Motion to Dismiss 29 Reply 38 DCT Order

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Second Circuit Affirms in Gingras v. Think Finance Inc. [Chippewa Cree Lending]

Here is the opinion: CA2 Opinion From the court syllabus: Plaintiffs Jessica Gingras and Angela C. Given borrowed money from Plain Green, LLC, an online lending operation owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in Montana. The … Continue reading

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Cedar Band Paiutes Sue HUD over New Mortgage Guidance that Destroyed Its Business

Here are the materials in Cedar Band of Paiutes v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (D. Utah): 2 Complaint 6 Motion for PI 6-2 Mortgagee Letter 6-3 Whipple Dec

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Ninth Circuit Panel Grants Rehearing in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Maybe this is nothing, but this is a little bit WEIRD . . . in that the Ninth Circuit’s opinions webpage links to an order granting rehearing (here) but there was no response brief docketed AND there is nothing on … Continue reading

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National Council of Urban Indian Health 2d Annual Conference

I am delighted to be presenting a keynote speech titled “Race, Politics, and the Constitution” today for the National Council of Urban Indian Health (PR here). Francys Crevier (PLSI 2010), my former student, is the Executive Director of the organization. … Continue reading

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Patrice Kunesh: “Indian Country can help solve rural America’s decline”

Here, from High Country News.

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