Area Man Appointed Assistant Secretary

Traverse City Record-Eagle: “Bay Mills man tapped for Department of Interior post

Radio News Network: “Upper Peninsula Man Sworn In As Assistant U.S. Interior Secretary

Bryan Newland Officially Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/07/senate-confirms-michigans-newland-lead-indian-affairs-interior-dept/7964165002/

Bryan is a double MSU grad, former tribal judge, former tribal chair, and a good friend. We are so happy for him to see the official confirmation.

Michigan SCT Holds KBIC Workers Did Not Violate State Tobacco Law When Transporting Unstamped Smokes

Here is the opinion and the materials in People v. Magnant:

Mich SCT Opinion

Davis Brief

Magnant Brief

State Brief

Magnant Reply

Davis Reply

Prior post here.

Federal Court Certifies Class in Williams v. Big Picture Loans

Here are the materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC (E.D. Va.) (this case is on remand from the Fourth Circuit):

960 DCT Order re Motion for Protective Order

968 Motion to Certify Class

1007 Opposition to 968

1055 Reply in Support of 968

1090 DCT Order Denying Motion for Stay Pending Appeal

1106 DCT on Motion to Certify Class

1110 Memorandum Opinion

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Michigan (“largely”) Prevails over Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on Sales and Use Taxes

Here are the updated materials in Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Khouri (W.D. Mich.):

317 Michigan MSJ

328 KBIC MSJ

365 Michigan Response to 328

370 KBIC Response to 317

376 Michigan Reply

377 KBIC Reply

421 DCT Order re State Prosecutions

422 DCT Order re Protective Order

423 DCT Order

Prior post here.