Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Federal Court Materials in MHA Nation Allottees Trespass Suit against Oil and Gas Companies

Here are the materials so far in Hall v. Tesoro High Plains Gas Co. LLC (D.N.D.): 9-amended-complaint.pdf 21-motion-to-dismiss.pdf 30-response.pdf 35-reply.pdf Here are materials in a related case, Chase v. Andeavor Logistics LP (W.D. Tex.): 22 Motion to Transfer 25 Memo … Continue reading

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South Dakota SCT Dismisses Tort Claim Arising on Pine Ridge

Here is the opinion in Chase Alone v. Brunsch, Inc.: opinion-2.pdf

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (7/10/2019)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/10/19. Federal Courts Bulletin https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Department of Health and Human Services (Indian Health Care Improvement Act) Williams v. Big Picture Loans, LLC (Sovereign … Continue reading

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High Country News: “How to Indigenize the Green New Deal and environmental justice”

Here.

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Michigan SCT Rules Former Tribal Official who Committed Crime in Office Eligible to Run for State Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: michigan-sct-opinion.pdf And the lone brief I was able to unearth: ag-brief.pdf Lower court decision here. Mr. Paquin’s indictment here.

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Summary Judgment Motions in Stand Up v. Interior [Wilton Rancheria]

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): 57 Motion to Supplement Record 59 Tribe Opposition 60 DOI Opposition 61 Reply 62 DCT Order Denying Motion to Supplement Record 70 Second Motion to Compel … Continue reading

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32nd Annual University of Washington Indian Law Conference (Sept. 5-6, 2019)

Here are the details, including a link for registration.

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Federal Court Dismisses Employment Action against Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Here are the materials in Wilson v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (D. Alaska): 32 Motion to Disqualify Counsel 49 Second Amended Complaint 51 Motion to Dismiss 56 US Statement re 32 57 Plaintiffs’ Response to 32 and 51 67-1 … Continue reading

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Split Eighth Circuit Reinstates MCA Manslaughter Indictment of Mother of Newborn Killed by Drug Toxicity

Apparently the first time the federal government has prosecuted a drug addicted mother for the death of a newborn. Here is the opinion in United States v. Flute. Briefs: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply District Court materials (D.S.D.): 2 Redacted … Continue reading

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1491s: Ol’ White Ghostses

Here:

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