Federal Court Rejects Water District’s Affirmative Defenses against US/Walker River Paiute Tribe Water Rights Claims

Here are the materials in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (D. Nev.):

2638 Federal-Tribal Joint Motion for Summary J

2649 Principal Defendants’ Response

2659 Reply

2677 DCT Order

Federal Court Issues Decision in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 19-01

Here are the updated materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding 19-01:

61 S’Klallam Response

63 Upper Skagit Response

67 Lummi Response

68 Tulalip Response

69 Swinomish Response

74 Swinomish Reply

76 Upper Skagit Reply

77 Reply

78 Tulalip Reply

79 DCT Order

Earlier briefs here.

Transforming the Legal Academy (9/24/21)


Transforming the Legal Academy
Presented by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will host a virtual panel to discuss “Transforming the Legal Academy” on Friday, September 24, 2021. We invite law fellows, associates, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are considering entering the higher education academic teaching market to attend. The conference will be hosted in a virtual format.

Participants will learn about the pathways (traditional, practice, LLM/VAP/fellowships) to becoming a law professor and the specific tracks (tenure, clinical, legal writing) to aid in doing so. Participants will also receive advice on how to interview for this profession and be a successful candidate. Learn how to set your research agenda and how to decide what to teach from current law school tenured professors from around the country.

Dakota Access LLC v. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Cert Petition


Cert Petition

Questions presented:

  1. Whether, under NEPA, an agency that carefully considers all criticisms of its environmental analysis must also “resolve” those criticisms to the court’s satisfaction to justify a finding of no significant impact; and
  2. Whether procedural error under NEPA per se warrants remand with vacatur.

Lower court materials here.

News Coverage of Indian Law Matters (9/22/21)

Norman Transcript: “Oklahoma organizations, foster families react to developments in review of Indian Child Welfare Act

Mongabay: “Thanks to the Yurok Tribe, condors will return to the Pacific Northwest

Insider: “710 Indigenous people, mostly girls, were reported missing over the past decade in Wyoming, the same state where Gabby Petito reportedly disappeared

NPR: “Fred Dakota, Native American Gambling Pioneer, Dies At 84

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Oglala Sioux Tribe Election

Here are the materials in Whalen v. Oglala Sioux Tribe Executive Officers (D.S.D.):

1 Complaint

8 Oglala Tribal Council Motion to Dismiss

9 Oglala Election Board Motion to Dismiss

12 Response

13 Council Reply

15 DCT Order