Tag Archives: Hualapai Indian Nation

Hualapai Nation Police Chief on Policing in Indian Country

Here: Season 1 | Episode 4: What’s New In Blue: Policing in Indian Country feat. Chief Francis Bradley Sr. In this episode of What’s New in Blue, Chief Francis Bradley Sr. discusses the importance of culture in policing in Indian … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Habeas Petition Seeking Vacature of Major Crimes Act Domestic Violence Conviction [Hualapai]

Here are the materials in Smith v. United States (D. Ariz.): 1 Motion to Vacate 8 US Response 13 Reply 14 Magistrate Report 15 Objection 17 DCT Order

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Federal Magistrate Recommends Rejection of Challenge to Federal & Hualapai Criminal Convictions

Here are the materials so far in Smith v. United States (D. Ariz.): 1 Motion to Vacate 8 Government Response 13 Reply 14 Magistrate Report

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Ninth Circuit Reverses Major Crimes Act Conviction on Indian Status Grounds

Here is the opinion in United States v. Alvirez. The court’s syllabus: The panel reversed a conviction for assault resulting in serious bodily injury on an Indian reservation, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153 and 113(a)(6), and remanded. The … Continue reading

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Hualapai Ranch Tribal Court Litigation Dismissed with Prejudice

Download ruling here. Link to news coverage here. Maricopa County Superior Court found that sovereign immunity bars contractor’s suit for breach of contract.  The contractor’s tribal court case is still pending in the Hualapai Court of Appeals.

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Tribal Immunity Does Not Block Third Party Subpoena in Ongoing Grand Canyon Skywalk Development Disputes

Here are the materials in Grand Canyon Skywalk Development v. Cieslak (D. Nev.) & Grand Canyon Skywalk Development v. Steele (D. Ariz.): 1 Motion to Quash in 15-663 D. Ariz. 15 Reply re Motion to Quash in 15-663 D. Ariz. … Continue reading

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Update in Hualapai Ranch Tribal Court Litigation

Here are additional materials in WD at the Canyon v. Hwal’Bay Ba:J Enterprises Inc. (Hualapai Tribal Court): Order setting telephonic hearing  Respondents’ Supplementary Brief Disclosure Plaintiffs’ Disclosure Statement Prior posts are here and here.  

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New Contract Breach Suit against Hualapai Economic Development Enterprise

Here is the complaint in WD at the Canyon LLC v. Hwal’bay Ba:J Enterprises Inc. (D. Ariz.): Verified Complaint (00135025xC01F0) Exhibits to Complaint (00135026xC01F0)

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Opening Brief in Arizona/Hualapai Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction Case

Here is the brief in State v. Mahone (Ariz. App.): Mahone Opening Brief  

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WSJ on the Grand Canyon Controversy

Here. Or just go to Google news and enter “hualapai grand canyon”. An excerpt: The legal battle is testing the limits of business partnerships between tribes and non-Indians and is pitting tribal government leaders against one another. At stake are … Continue reading

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