Tag Archives: Eastern Band Cherokee

VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training at Eastern Band Cherokee

EBC_VAWA_SaveTheDate August 24-26, 2016 Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation Cherokee, North Carolina The BIA Office of Justice Services and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation present a free training for tribal judges, prosecutors, public defenders … Continue reading

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Eastern Band Cherokee Convict Another Using VAWA

Press release from the Tribal Prosecutor’s office here.

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Osley Bird Saunooke Jr. Walked On

Obituary: Osley Bird Saunooke Jr. 71, died March 2, 2015 with his loving bride of 50 years sitting by his side. Osley, affectionately known by his friends as “Butch”, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 6, 1943. He was the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Federal Court Transfers Cherokee Freedmen Suit to D.C. District Court

Here: 2013-08-19 Order Re-Transferring Case to DC Materials later. It’s lunchtime.: DCT Order Denying Motion to Transfer — 3-15-13 Cherokee Freedmen Motion to Reconsider Cherokee Nation Opposition Interior Response in Support of Motion Cherokee Freedmen Reply Cherokee Nation Reply to … Continue reading

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Eastern Band Cherokee v. Wolfe et al. — Attorney Disbarment

The Eastern Band tribal court disbarred Robert Saunooke, an Eastern Band member and a Florida-licensed attorney, for noncompliance with the tribal court licensure rule that requires a North Carolina bar license. Here is that order: order on disbarment 042711

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Materials in North Carolina Gaming Case

Here are the State’s briefs at least in McCracken and Amick, Inc. v. Perdue, the appeal of a trial judge’s decision in North Carolina finding it unconstitutional under state law for the State to enter into gaming compacts with tribes … Continue reading

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Eastern Cherokee Judge Martin on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

Here is the article from the ABA Judicial Division Record — inside-the-maze. This story highlights the problem of violence against women in Indian Country, with the Amnesty Report (available here) as a jumping off point.

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Nokomis Learning Center News Coverage in Indian Country Today

From ICT: OKEMOS, Mich. – Chilly temperatures and gloomy skies didn’t darken the spirits of the more than 50 people who attended the inaugural spring feast and fundraiser at Nokomis Learning Center April 13. The feast brought several members of … Continue reading

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Future Per Cap Income as Restitution in Criminal Case

In United States v. Roach et al., the Western District of North Carolina used future, expected tribal per cap to calculate restitution in a murder case. DCT Order – US v. Roach et al.

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US v. Littlejohn — Garnishment of Tribal Per Cap

This is how the United States goes after the tribal per capita payments of convicted criminals. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians argued they were immune from the order of garnishment, but there is no sovereign immunity from suit by … Continue reading

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