Eighth Circuit Decides Two Tribal Court Jurisdiction Matters Today

In both cases, the court concluded that the tribal courts did not have jurisdiction over tort claims brought against public schools in tribal court.

Here is the opinion in Belcourt Public School District v. Davis. Briefs are here.

Here is the opinion in Fort Yates Public School District No. 4 v. Murphy. Briefs are here.

Eighth Circuit Briefs in Tribal Court Jurisdiction Matter — Belcourt Public School District v. Davis

Here:

Belcourt Public School District Opening Brief

Tribal Response Brief

Belcourt Public School District Reply Brief

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Holds Tribal Courts May Adjudicate Claims against On-Rez Public Schools in North Dakota

Here are the materials in Belcourt Public School District v. Davis (D. N.D.):

19 Belcourt Motion for Summary J

19-6 TMAC Appellate Decision

26 Defendants Response

27 Belcourt Reply

33 DCT Order

And here is the opinion in Fort Yates Public School District #4 v. Murphy (D. N.D.):

40 DCT Order

We posted materials in this matter here.