Tag Archives: Fourth Circuit

Fourth Circuit Favors Tribal Immunity in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, economic development, Research, sovereign immunity, Tribal Codes | Tagged , , , , ,

Fourth Circuit Oral Argument Audio in Williams v. Big Picture

Here. Briefs here.

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Fourth Circuit Briefs in Williams v. Big Picture Loans

Here: appellant brief williams appellee brief center for responsible lending amicus brief conference of tribal lending commissioners amicus brief States Brief ncai amicus brief Redacted Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, economic development, Research, sovereign immunity, Tribal Codes, tribal courts | Tagged , , , , ,

Fourth Circuit Rejects Western Sky-Related Claims

Here are the materials in Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank: Opinion Opening Brief Response Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.  

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research | Tagged , ,

National Council for Adoption Case Vacated and Remanded

This case was the challenge to the 2015 BIA ICWA Guidelines. The case was dismissed at the district court level, and NCFA appealed the case to the Fourth Circuit. Earlier this week, the appellants motioned to vacate, and today the … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, Research | Tagged , ,

Lumbee Tribal Members Amicus Brief in Challenge to North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Here is the brief of Pearlein Revels, Louise Mitchell, Eric Locklear, and Anita Hammonds Blanks in Support of Plaintiffs in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCory: Amicus Brief One of our great friends Jeanette Wolfley is counsel for … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, voting rights | Tagged , ,

Amicus Briefs in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse (4th Cir.)

59 Brief of Amici Curiae Native American Organizations in Support of Appellees 60 Brief of the Navajo Nation as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants-Appellees 61 Brief of Amici Curiae Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, National Native … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Sarah Donnelly, cultural resources, Research | Tagged , , ,

Noah Feldman on the Impact of Western Sky-Inspired Litigation on Tribal Sovereignty

Noah Feldman has posted “Tribes Don’t Get a Pass on Federal Law” on Bloomberg. HT How Appealing. Despite the title (oh those editors!), tribal sovereignty isn’t mentioned until the last two paragraphs: [Judge] Wilkinson tried to duck the deepest question in … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher | Tagged , , ,

Law Review Article on Principal Briefs in Supreme Court Cases (Inc. Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl)

Here. Given the decision of NCFA to appeal the recent win in the Eastern District of Virginia to the Fourth Circuit this may be useful (if frustrating) reading. As always, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl materials, including briefs, law review … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, ICWA, Supreme Court | Tagged , , ,

Fourth Circuit Briefs in Arbitration Case Arising from the Wreckage of Western Sky

Here are the briefs in Hayes v. Delbert Services Corp.: Hayes Brief Delbert Services Brief Amicus Brief Lower court materials here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, tribal courts | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment