California COA Dismisses Coyote Valley Band Appeals under Disentitlement Doctrine

Here are the materials in Findleton v. Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians:

A156459 [opinion]

Findleton Brief A156459

Findleton Brief A158171 A158172 A158173

Tribe Brief A156459

Tribe Brief A158171 A158172 A158173

Tribe Brief A159823

Tribe Reply A156459

Tribe Reply A158171 A158172 A158173

Federal Court Dismisses Energy Company’s Collateral Attack on Tribal Court over Contract Breach

Here is the order in Evans Energy Partners LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. (M.D. Fla.):

42 DCT Order

Briefs here.

Federal Court Confirms Immunity of Tribal Judges in Manoomin Order

Here are the updated materials in Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources v. White Earth Band of Ojibwe (D. Minn.):

21 DNR Letter Motion for Reconsideration

23 Manoomin Response

25 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Minnesota DNR’s Collateral Attack on Manoomin Suit Filed in Tribal Court

Here are the materials in Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources v. White Earth Band of Ojibwe (D. Minn.):‘

Prior post here.

Manoomin v. Minnesota DNR Tribal Court Complaint re: Line 3

Here is the complaint in Manoomin v. Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources (White Earth Tribal Court):


Mary Annette Pember’s coverage on the suit is here.

Tenth Circuit Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Ute Dispute with Former Contractor

Here is the opinion in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe.


Ute Opening Brief

Becker Brief

Lawrence Brief

Ute Reply

Lower court order here:

136 DCT Order in 16-579

Briefs in a related appeal, No. 18-4013, are here:

Ute Opening Brief 18-4013

Lawrence Brief 18-4013

Becker Brief 18-4013

Other posts on these matters here.

Denezpi v. United States — Cert Petition re: CFR Courts as Federal Courts

Here is the petition and appendix:

Cert Petition


Lower court materials here.

Question presented:

Is the Court of Indian Offenses of Ute Mountain Ute Agency a federal agency such that Merle Denezpi’s conviction in that court barred his subsequent prosecution in a United States District Court for a crime arising out of the same incident?


Federal Opposition Brief