Category Archives: economic development

Third Circuit Briefs in United States v. Neff [third-party use of tribal immunity defense; “rent-a-tribe”]

Here are the materials in United States v. Neff: Hallinan Appellant Brief Neff Appellant Brief US Answer Brief Neff Reply Hallinan Reply

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in St. Regis Mohawk v. Mylan

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage materials in that case are here.

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Hopi Tribe Effort to Stop Shutdown of Navajo Generating Station Fails

Here are the materials in Hopi Tribe v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Dismiss 23 Motion for Judicial Notice 36 Gila River Indian Tribe MTD 40 Hopi Response to 23 41 Hope Response … Continue reading

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Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cert Petition [Bankruptcy Code + Sovereign Immunity]

Here: buchwald cert petition Question presented: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes. Lower court materials here.

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Split SCOTUS Affirms Cougar Den (5-4, no majority opinion)

Here is the opinion. Materials are here.

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How does measuring poverty and welfare affect American Indian children?

From Brookings: For one group of children in particular, American Indians and Alaska Natives, exceedingly high poverty rates have had profound impacts on community wellbeing and long-term cohesiveness. Given the best available data, from the U.S. Census data, child poverty … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, affirmative action, Child Welfare, economic development, Research

U.S. Tax Court Holds Section 17 Corporation Not Legally Distinct from Corporate Subsidiaries

Here is the opinion in Blue Lake Rancheria Economic Development Corp. v. Commissioner: Blue Lake Rancheria Sec. 17 Tax Court Decision

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Split Sixth Circuit Panel Confirms Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Act Proceedings

Here is the opinion in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. Briefs: buchwald-brief.pdf sault-tribe-brief.pdf buchwald-reply.pdf Lower court materials and prior posts here.

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California Appellate Court Holds State Taxes Imposed on Tribal Member Not Preempted

Here are the materials in People ex rel. Becerra v. Huber (Cal. Ct. App.): opinion-1.pdf appellant-opening-brief.pdf respondent-brief.pdf reply-brief.pdf appellant-supplemental-brief.pdf appellee-supplemental-reply.pdf appellant-supplemental-reply.pdf

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High Country News Profile of Cougar Den Case

Here.

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