Category Archives: tribal courts

Federal Court Denies Sanctions Request in Dismissed Intra-Tribal Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Tribal Council of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma v. Foster (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 9 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal 13 Motion for Sanctions 13-5 Wilkinson v Hamilton Tribal Court Opinion 13-30 Hamilton v … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Panel Grants Rehearing in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Maybe this is nothing, but this is a little bit WEIRD . . . in that the Ninth Circuit’s opinions webpage links to an order granting rehearing (here) but there was no response brief docketed AND there is nothing on … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in McNeal v. Navajo [formerly Dalley v. Navajo]

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage and other materials in McNeal are here.

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Federal Court Excuses Insurance Company from Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Branch (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 1-2 Coconino County Court Materials 15 EMCC MSJ 22 Navajo MSJ 25 EMCC Reply 28 Navajo Reply 32 DCT Order

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Grocery Store Prevails in Defense of Tort Suit Arising on Navajo Lands

Here are the materials in Morris v. Giant Four Corners Inc. (D.N.M.): 1 Notice of Removal 1-1 State Court Compleint 38 Giant Motion to Dismiss or Stay Pending Exhaustion 41 Response 44 Reply in Support of 38 64 DCT Order … Continue reading

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Morning Sun: “Tribal appeals panel hears three family enrollment cases”

Here.

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CSM: “Native justice: How tribal values shape Judge Abby’s court”

Here.

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Disbars Benjamin Zvenia

Here is the Creek Supreme Court order: administrative-order-2019-01-in-re-benjamin-zvenia.pdf

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Ninth Circuit Decision in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Here is the opinion in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians. Briefs here.

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Wilson v. Horton’s Towing Cert Petition [Montana; Exhaustion; Civil Forfeiture]

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Does an Indian Tribe have authority under the second exception of Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544 (1981), to forfeit automobiles owned by non Native Americans for violation of tribal drug laws while on tribal … Continue reading

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