Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Elizabeth Kronk Warner [Sault Tribe Member] Named Dean at Utah Law School

New dean announced for S.J. Quinney College of Law University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Elizabeth Kronk Warner has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the S.J. Quinney College … 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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Reasonably Speaking Podcast — “American Indian Law: When Two Sovereigns Collide”

Here: In this episode, renowned experts on American Indian law and policy, Matthew Fletcher and Wenona Singel, discuss the nuanced and highly complex field of American Indian Law. Matthew and Wenona begin by exploring the history of tribal sovereignty, and discuss … Continue reading

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Gov. Whitmer Appoints Wenona Singel as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Office of the Governor

Here: March 1, 2019   Gov. Whitmer Appoints Wenona Singel as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Office of the Governor     LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed longtime educator and activist, Wenona Singel, as the deputy legal counsel to the Office of … Continue reading

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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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GTB and Sault Tribe Join Opiate Litigation

Here is the complaint in In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation (N.D. Ohio): GTB & Sault Tribe Complaint Here is a recent list of tribes that have joined the litigation: List of Tribes

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Burt Lake & Interior Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Here are the materials in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 27-1 Burt Lake MSJ 30 DOI Cross Motion 32 Burt Lake Reply Prior posts here and here.

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Sixth Circuit Briefs in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer [formerly Snyder]

Here: bmic-opening-brief.pdf state’s brief Other briefs TK Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Counties/Cities & Tribe’s Motions in LTBB Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the orders in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer (W.D. Mich.): 554 dct order on defendants’ motion 555 dct order on tribe’s motion Materials here.

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Michigan Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel — Summer Clerkship Program [Feb. 22, 2019 deadline]

Summer Clerkship Program   Office of Legal Counsel Office of the Governor, State of Michigan   Description: Lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel serve as the Governor’s attorneys, providing analysis and advice on all legal and policy issues that involve the Governor.  This … Continue reading

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