Washington Federal Court Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Sauk-Suiattle Dam Suit

Here are the materials in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.):

Prior post here.

SCOTUS Denies Cert in 1 Indian Law Case

Here is today’s order list.

The denied petition is Acres Bonusing Inc. v. Marston — cert stage briefs here:

Acres Bonusing Cert Petition

Opposition

Reply

Lower court materials here.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Elected Official Sues Interior over Eligibility to Serve

Here are the materials in LaRose v. Haaland (D. Minn.):

Guest Post by Frank Pommersheim on the Retirement of Judge Sherman Marshall

JUDGE SHERMAN MARSHALL RETIRES

Sherman Marshall, Chief Judge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, recently retired after more than 35 years as the heart and soul of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court system. Judge Marshall was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. He is a fluent Lakota speaker and deeply steeped in Lakota tradition and custom. Sherman received his Associate of Arts degree from Sinte Gleska University and also was the first recipient of a Bachelor of Selected Studies from Sinte Gleska University. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law and a long time member the South Dakota Bar Association. Upon graduation from USD Law, Sherman was admitted to practice and returned home to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. After serving as an administrator at Sinte Gleska University for several years, he joined the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court as the Chief Judge, a position he has held since 1986. It is likely that Judge Marshall is one of longest serving judges on any tribal court in Indian Country.

It is difficult to fully understand and comprehend how much Sherman was able to accomplish during his long tenure on the bench. Early in his judicial career, Judge Marshall decided that it was incumbent upon him and his staff to visit all 20 tribal communities on the Reservation to describe the judicial system to community members and equally important, to receive input (including criticism) from community members. Over time, these efforts did much to enhance and increase community respect for the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court system. Judge Marshall was also instrumental in helping to establish the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Bar Examination, as a necessary prerequisite for practice in the tribal courts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Rosebud is the only tribe in South Dakota and one of the few anywhere in Indian country that prepares and administers its own Bar Examination. Closely related to the implementation of its own Bar Examination, Sherman was a key figure in establishing Sicangu Oyate Tribal Bar Association, one of the very few functioning tribal bar associations that exists in Indian Country. The Sicangu Oyate Tribal Bar Association, which includes both law trained and non-law trained tribal advocates has served to help create and identify a community of practitioners who are committed to practicing in tribal court with integrity and a commitment to fairness and due process.

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Wisconsin Federal Court Enjoins Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribal Court Proceeding against Opioid Company

Here are the materials in McKinsey & Company v. Boyd (W.D. Wis.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Tribal Court Complaint

5 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

26 Response

California Federal Court Dismisses Remaining Defendants in Acres Bonusing v. Marston

Here are the materials in Acres Bonusing Inc. v. Marston (N.D. Cal.):

78-1 Boutin Jones Motion to Dismiss

79 Janssen Malloy Motion to Dismiss

80-1 Rapport Motion to Dismiss

82 Response

83 Boutin Jones Reply

84 Janssen Malloy Reply

85 Rapport Reply

Prior post here.

New York Federal Court Orders Tribal Exhaustion in Smoke Shop Dispute at Cayuga

Here are the materials in Cayuga Nation v. Parker (N.D. N.Y.):

Reprinted in Akwesasne Notes, 1970

1 Complaint

2-3 Motion for Injunction

30 Parker Opposition

30-4 Legal Opinion

31 Meyer Opposition

34-1 Parker Motion to Dismiss

35-1 Meyer Motion to Dismiss

37 Reply in Support of 2

40 Opposition to Motions to Dismiss

44 Meyer Reply

45 Parker Reply

45-2 Cayuga Civil Court Order

47-1 Cayuga Civil Court Amended Complaint

Nevada Federal Court Partially Dismisses Housing Suit against Winnemucca Indian Colony and BIA

Here are the materials so far in Brown v. Haaland (D. Nev.):

The Nevada Independent

6 Complaint

29 Motion to Amend Complaint

41 Tribe Motion to Dismiss

44 Response to 41

45 Reply in Support of 41

47 US Motion to Dismiss

50 Response to 47

53 Reply in Support of 47

63 First Amended Complaint