Tag Archives: District of South Dakota

Split Eighth Circuit Reinstates MCA Manslaughter Indictment of Mother of Newborn Killed by Drug Toxicity

Apparently the first time the federal government has prosecuted a drug addicted mother for the death of a newborn. Here is the opinion in United States v. Flute. Briefs: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply District Court materials (D.S.D.): 2 Redacted … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies TRO in Flandreau Hemp Dispute

Here are the materials so far in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. United States Department of Agriculture (D.S.D.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Tribal Plan 5 Motion for TRO 23 Opposition 26 DCT Order

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Federal Court Declines to Suppress Evidence Obtained by Rosebud Tribal Police

Here are the materials in United States v. Santistevan (D.S.D.): 1 Indictment 20 Motion to Suppress 22 US Response 32 Magistrate Report 34 Objection 39 DCT Order

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Suit against South Dakota’s “Riot Boosting” Law

Here are the materials in Dakota Rural Action v. Noem (D.S.D.): 1 Complaint 1-1 (Exhibit A Rioting Boosting Act)

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Eighth Circuit Decides Stanko v. Oglala Sioux Tribe

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Confirms Conviction of Several for Witness Retaliation in Hunkpati Investments Fraud

Here are the materials in United States v. Columbe (D.S.D.): 2 Redacted Indictment 234 DCT Order

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Federal Court Refuses to Shorten Sentence of Indian Convicted of Assaulting Tribal/Federal Officer

Here are the materials in United States v. Thunder Shield (D.S.D.): 45 Motion for Clarification 46 Motion for Mandamus or Habeas Relief 48 US Response 51 Reply 52 DCt Order

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Federal Court Allows US Employment Discrimination Suit to Proceed against South Dakota DSS

Here are the materials in United States v. South Dakota Department of Social Services (D.S.D.): 26 Amended Complaint 43 South Dakota Motion for Summary Judgment 46 US Motion for Summary Judgment 52 South Dakota Opposition 53 US Opposition 56 US Reply … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders Tribal Exhaustion in Title VII Case against Tribal Entity

Here are the materials in Romero v. Wounded Knee LLC (D.S.D.): 56 Motion to Dismiss 59 Motion to Strike 62 Response to 59 63 Reply in Support of 59 67 Response to 56 68 Reply in Support of 56 77 Plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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Federal Court Bars South Dakota from Collecting Taxes on Non-Indian Contractors Working on Tribal Casino Construction Project

Here are the materials in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Sattgast (D.S.D.): 32 State Motion for Summary J 75 Flandreau Motion for Summary J 78 State Opposition 81 Flandreau Opposition 87 State Reply 89 Flandreau Reply 102 DCT Order

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