Category Archives: tribal courts

Federal Court Dismisses Bank Suit in Crow Nation Leadership Dispute

Here is the order in First Interstate BancSystem Inc. v. Not Afraid (D. Mont.): 20 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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Mitchell v. Tulalip Tribes Cert Petition

Here: mitchell-cert-petition.pdf Question presented: Does sovereign immunity bar the federal courts’ consideration of a declaratory judgment action to determine whether Respondent Tribes can exercise regulatory/taxing authority over real property owned in fee by Petitioners non-Indians, pursuant to allotments that were … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Briefs in Williams v. Big Picture Loans

Here: appellant brief williams appellee brief center for responsible lending amicus brief conference of tribal lending commissioners amicus brief ncai amicus brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Ute Tribe Effort to Disqualify Judge

Here are the materials so far in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee (D. Utah): 2 complaint 29 motion to disqualify judge 31 opposition 32 reply 38 dct order denying motion

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Federal Court Orders Exhaustion in Suit against Tribal Corporation

Here are the materials in World Fuel Services Inc. v. Nambe Pueblo Development Corporation (D. N.M.): 1 complaint 15 motion to dismiss 22 response 27 reply 32 dct order

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Federal Court Declines to Dismiss Federal Prosecution of Alleged DV Offender Subsequent to Tribal Conviction

Here are the materials in United States v. Denepzi (D. Colo.): 1 indictment 29 motion to dismiss + cio pleadings [deleted] 30 us response 31 reply + exhibits 32 dct order

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Arizona Appellate Court Enforces Tribal Court Attorney Fees Award

Here is the unpublished opinion in Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Mullally: 1 ca-cv 18-0175

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McNeal v. Navajo Nation Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition-2.pdf Question presented: Whether the Tenth Circuit panel violated the current jurisprudence of this Court and the Congressional policy underlying IGRA by precluding the Nation from exercising its sovereign authority to permit a patron’s tort claim against the Nation … Continue reading

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Washington State Bar Magazine Focuses Issue on Northwest Intertribal Court System and Indian Law

Here is the December 2018 issue of NW Lawyer.

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Federal Court Dismisses ICRA Habeas Petition of Kewa Pueblo Prisoner No Longer Incarcerated

Here are the materials in Tenorio v. Hawk (D. Colo.): 1 Habeas Petition 10 Amended Petition 18 DCT Order

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