Arizona SCT Materials in Hwal’Bay Ba J Enterprises v. Jantzen

Here are the available briefs:

petition-for-review.pdf

response-in-opposition.pdf

amicus-in-opposition.pdf

arizona-sct-case-summary.pdf

Oral argument video here.

https://supremestateaz.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=11&clip_id=2691

Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Complaint against Oneida Enterprises

Here are the materials in Johnson v. Oneida Nation Enterprise LLC (N.D. N.Y.):

1 Complaint

6 Magistrate Order

7 DCT Order

Briefs in Short Term Loan/Sovereign Immunity Matter involving Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe President

Here are the materials so far in Jones v. Wildcat (E.D. Pa.):

2019.06.07-docket-1-complaint-with-exhibits.pdf

2019.08.30-docket-9-wildcat-mtd.pdf

2019.09.23-22-jones-response-mtd.pdf

2019.09.23-22-1-jones-aff.pdf

Sequoia Capital Operations LLC v. Gingras Cert Petition [Chippewa-Cree Sovereign Lending]

Here:

petitionforwritofcertiorari-3.pdf

Question presented:

Where an arbitration agreement contains a separate “delegation provision” that reserves for an arbitrator the authority to decide any disputes concerning arbitrability, does Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act require a court to decide any challenge to that provision’s validity before the court may proceed to address whether the parties’ underlying dispute is arbitrable?

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses Big Sandy Rancheria’s Challenge to State Tax Laws

Here are the materials in Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Becerra (E.D. Cal.):

1-complaint-6.pdf

10-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf

11-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf

13-first-amended-complaint-2.pdf

15-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf

16-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf

20-tribe-response-to-16.pdf

21-tribe-response-to-15.pdf

23-state-tax-dept-reply.pdf

24-state-ag-reply.pdf

44-dct-order.pdf

Eighth Circuit Decides Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr]

Here.

Excerpt:

A dispute over the practice of flaring natural gas from oil wells fuels the legal controversy in this case: the scope of Native American tribal court authority over  nonmembers. Several members of the MHA Nation sued numerous non-tribal oil and gas companies in MHA tribal court. Those companies operate oil wells on lands within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation that have been allotted to individual tribe members but are held in trust by the federal government. The tribe members alleged the companies owed royalties from wastefully-flared gas. Some of these companies unsuccessfully contested the tribal court’s jurisdiction over them in tribal court. Then they initiated this action in federal court to enjoin the tribal court plaintiffs and tribal court judicial officials. The district court issued a preliminary injunction, and the tribal court plaintiffs and officials separately appealed. We affirm the injunction because we conclude suits over oil and gas leases on allotted trust lands are governed by federal law, not tribal law, and the tribal court lacks jurisdiction over the nonmember oil and gas companies.

Briefs here.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal of Environmental Challenge to Four Corners Power Plant

Here is the opinion in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Briefs here.