Category Archives: trust relationship

Fletcher: “Law, Politics, and the Constitution”

Here, on SSRN. The abstract: The question whether Congress may create legal classifications based on Indian status under the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause is now reaching a critical point. Critics claim the Constitution allows no room to create race … Continue reading

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D.C. District Court Transfers MHA Nation Suit against BLM Drilling Permit Approvals to North Dakota

Here are the materials in Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 10 Slawson Motion to Intervene 17 DCT Order Granting 10 18 Slawson Motion to Transfer Case to DND 23 DOI Joinder to 18 … Continue reading

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GAO Report: “Interior Should Address Factors Hindering Tribal Administration of Federal Programs”

Here.

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Steven Pevar: “The Shutdown Is Disproportionally Hurting Native Americans”

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NYTs: “Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country”

Here, featuring the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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New Paper on Defending Morton v. Mancari

Andrew Huff and Tim Coulter have released “Defending Morton v. Mancari and the Constitutionality of Legislation Supporting Indians and Tribes”. Quote from the article Supporting and defending the Mancari decision and the rule that it stands for – that laws … Continue reading

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2017 DOJ Report on Indian Country Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Trust Breach Action over Phoenix Indian School Land Exchange

Here are the materials in Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Inc. v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 58 Second Amended Complaint 59 US Motion to Dismiss 62 Response 63 Reply 69 DCT Order

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Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment on Funding Issue re: IHS Clinic near Oregon

Here are the materials in Fort McDermitt Paiute & Shoshone Tribe v. Price (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint 14 Tribe Motion for Summary J 15 IHS Motion for Summary J 18 Tribe Reply 20 IHS Reply 24 DCT Order

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Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.  

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