OBA Indian Law Section Law Student Scholarship

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The Indian Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association recently announced the opening of applications for its annual G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship.  This $2,500 scholarship goes to a 2nd or 3rd year law school student who intends to practice Indian law in Oklahoma.  The Section will accept scholarship applications through May 23, 2017, and will announce the scholarship winner at the annual Sovereignty Symposium presented by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in June.  Please see the attached flyer for more details about the application process or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OBAIndianLaw/.

Second Addendum — All the Supreme Court Citations to Indian Law Articles

Here is the second addendum — all the Indian law (and some history and politics) articles cited by the Supreme Court going back to 1959, and the case/opinion in which they were cited. The original list was here and the first addendum here.

Anders, Indians, Energy, and Economic Development, 9 J. Contemp. Business 57 (1980).

* Cotton Petroleum Corp. v. New Mexico, 490 U.S. 163 (1989) – 1 time by dissent (Blackmun)

Ansson,  State Taxation of Non–Indians Who Do Business With Indian Tribes: Why Several Recent Ninth Circuit Holdings Reemphasize the Need for Indian Tribes to Enter Into Taxation Compacts With Their Respective States, 78 Ore. L.Rev. 501, 546 (1999)

* Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, 546 U.S. 95 (2005) – 1 time in Ginsburg dissent

Barsh, The Illusion of Religious Freedom for Indigenous Americans, 65 Ore.L.Rev. 363, 369-374 (1986)

* Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990) – 1 time by dissent (Blackmun)

Benjamin, Equal Protection and the Special Relationship: The Case of Native Hawaiians, 106 Yale L.J. 537 (1996)

* Rice v. Cayetano, 528 U.S. 495 (2000) – 1 time by majority (Kennedy)

 Berger, Indian Mineral Interest-A Potential for Economic Advancement, 10 Ariz.L.Rev. 675 (1968)

* Affiliated Ute Citizens v. United States, 406 U.S. 128 (1972) – 1 time by dissent (Douglas)

Burnett, An Historical Analysis of the 1968 “Indian Civil Rights” Act, 9 Harv.J.Legis. 557, 574-602, 603 (1972)

* Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, 436 U.S. 49 (1978) – 1 time by majority (Marshall)

Burke, The Cherokee Cases: A Study in Law, Politics, and Morality, 21 Stan.L.Rev. 500 (1969)

* United States v. John, 437 U.S. 634 (1978) – 1 time by majority (Blackmun)

* Choctaw Nation v. Oklahoma, 397 U.S. 620 (1970) – 1 time by majority (Marshall)

Campisi, The Oneida Treaty Period, 1783–1838, in The Oneida Indian Experience: Two Perspectives 48, 59 (J. Campisi & L. Hauptman eds.1988) 

* City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, 544 U.S. 197 (2005) – 2 times in majority (Ginsburg)

 

Chambers & Price, Regulating Sovereignty: Secretarial Discretion and the Leasing of Indian Lands, 26 Stan. L.Rev. 1061, 1061-1068 (1974)

* United States v. Navajo Nation, 537 U.S. 488 (2003) – 1 time in Souter dissent

* Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. Pueblo of Santa Ana, 472 U.S. 237 (1985) – 1 time by dissent (Brennan)

 

Clinton, Isolated in Their Own Country: A Defense of Federal Protection of Indian Autonomy and Self-Government, 33 Stan. L.Rev. 979, 1002-1003 (1981)

* United States v. Navajo Nation, 537 U.S. 488 (2003) – 1 time in Souter dissent

Clinton, Criminal Jurisdiction Over Indian Lands: A Journey Through a Jurisdictional Maze, 18 Ariz.L.Rev. 505 (1976)

* Duro v. Reina, 495 U.S. 676 (1990) – 1 time in majority (Kennedy)

Clinton & Hotopp, Judicial Enforcement of the Federal Restraints on Alienation of Indian Land: The Origins of the Eastern Land Claims, 31 Me. L.Rev. 17, 23–38 (1979)

* City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, 544 U.S. 197 (2005) – 1 time in majority (Ginsburg)

* Idaho v. Coeur d’Alene Tribe, 521 U.S. 261 (1997) – 1 time in Souter dissent

* South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, 476 U.S. 498 (1986) – 2 times by dissent (Blackmun)

* County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation, 470 U.S. 226 (1985) – 2 times by majority (Powell)

Cohen, Original Indian Title, 32 Minn.L.Rev. 28 (1947)

* South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, 476 U.S. 498 (1986) – 1 time by dissent (Blackmun)

* County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation, 470 U.S. 226 (1985) – 1 time by majority (Powell)

* United States v. Dann, 470 U.S. 39 (1985) – 2 times by majority (Brennan)

Cohen, Indian Rights and the Federal Courts, 24 Minn.L.Rev. 145, 153 (1940)

* Organized Village of Kake v. Egan, 369 U.S. 60 (1962) – 1 time by majority (Frankfurter)

Cohen, Spanish Origin of Indian Rights, 31 Geo.L.J. 1 (1942)

* United States v. Dann, 470 U.S. 39 (1985) – 1 time by majority (Brennan)

* Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Tribe, 455 U.S. 130 (1982) – 1 time by majority (Marshall)

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First Addendum to Supreme Court Citations to Indian Law Scholarship: Treatises and Casebooks

You’ve seen the list of most-cited scholarship. Here are more detailed lists. This one lists the legal authority, followed by the list of cases/opinions that cite the authority.

Cohen 2005

* United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, 131 S. Ct. 2313 (2011) – 6 times by majority (Alito); 4 times by Sotomayor dissent

* Carcieri v. Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009) – 1 time (Stevens dissent)

Cohen 1982

* City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, 544 U.S. 197 (2005) – 1 time in majority (Ginsburg)

* United States v. Lara, 541 U.S. 193 (2004) – 5 times by majority (Breyer)

* Nevada v. Hicks, 533 U.S. 353 (2001) – 3 times by Souter concurrence

* Idaho v. United States, 533 U.S. 262 (2001) – 1 time by majority (Souter)

* Dept. of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn., 532 U.S. 1 (2001) – 1 time by majority (Souter)

* Rice v. Cayetano, 528 U.S. 495 (2000) – 1 time by Stevens dissent

* Cass County v. Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 524 U.S. 103 (1998) – 1 time by majority (Thomas)

* Babbitt v. Youpee, 519 U.S. 234 (1998) – 2 times by majority (Ginsburg)

* Hagen v. Utah, 510 U.S. 399 (1994) – 1 time by majority (SOC); 2 times by dissent (Blackmun)

* Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Sac and Fox Nation, 508 U.S. 114 (1993) – 1 time in majority (SOC)

* Negonsott v. Samuels, 507 U.S. 99 (1993) – 1 time in majority (Rehnquist)

* County of Yakima v. Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation, 502 U.S. 251 (1992) – 3 times by majority (Scalia); 2 times by dissent (Blackmun)

* Blatchford v. Native Village of Noatak, 501 U.S. 775 (1991) – 1 time in dissent (Blackmum)

* Duro v. Reina, 495 U.S. 676 (1990) – 5 times by majority (Kennedy)

* Brendale v. Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakima Indian Nation, 494 U.S. 408 (1989) – 3 times by Stevens; 1 time by Blackmun

* Cotton Petroleum Corp. v. New Mexico, 490 U.S. 163 (1989) – 1 time by dissent (Blackmun)

* Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield, 490 U.S. 30 (1989) – 1 time in majority (Brennan)

* Amoco Production Co. v. Village of Gambell, 480 U.S. 531 (1987) – 1 time by majority (White)

* Iowa Mutual Insurance Co. v. LaPlante, 480 U.S. 9 (1987) – 1 time by majority (Marshall)

* Three Affiliated Tribes v. Wold, 476 U.S. 877 (1986) – 2 times by majority (SOC)

* United States v. Mottaz, 476 U.S. 834 (1986) – 1 time by majority (Blackmun)

* United States v. Dion, 476 U.S. 734 (1986) – 4 times by majority (Marshall)

* South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, 476 U.S. 498 (1986) – 2 times by dissent (Blackmun)

* Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. Pueblo of Santa Ana, 472 U.S. 237 (1985) – 8 times by dissent (Brennan)

* National Farmers Union v. Crow, 471 U.S. 845 (1985) – 2 times by majority (Stevens)

* County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation, 470 U.S. 226 (1985) – 2 times by majority (Powell)

* National Farmers Union v. Crow Tribe, 468 U.S. 1315 (1984) – 1 time by majority (Rehnquist)

* Three Affiliated Tribes v. Wold Engineering, 467 U.S. 138 (1984) – 2 times by majority (Blackmun)

* Solem v. Bartlett, 465 U.S. 463 (1984) – 1 time by majority (Marshall)

* Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983) – 2 times by majority (SOC); 4 times by dissent (Blackmun)

* Arizona v. California, 460 U.S. 604 (1983) – 2 times by dissent (Brennan)

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Supreme Court Citations to Indian Law Scholarship

In light of recent commentaries about the value (or lack thereof) of legal scholarship (here) and new scholarship about the frequency the Supreme Court Justices cite to legal scholarship (it’s rather a lot), we thought it would be fun to list some findings about the Supreme Court’s citations of Indian law scholarship going back to 1959.

We’ll look later at the frequency of citations overall in later work.

Treatises and Casebooks

First, let’s get the Cohen Handbook out of the way. We have a liberal definition of legal scholarship (no pun intended). The numbers in parentheses are number of cases, and number of citations):

Cohen 2005 — 2 cases, 11 citations [U.S. v Jicarilla Apache had 10 cites alone — guess the Court is finally reading the thing]

Cohen 1982 — 31, 72

Cohen 1958 [actually, Dept. of Interior rewrite] — 20, 40

Cohen 1940/1940/1942/1945 — 15, 29

Overall, the Handbook of Federal Indian Law in all its incarnations has been cited in 68 cases, for a total of 152 citations.

Law and the American Indian/American Indian Law

Price, 1973 edition — 3 cases, 4 citations

Price & Clinton, 1983 edition — 1 case, 1 cite

Clinton, Newton, and Price, 1991 edition — 1 case, 1 cite

Getches, Wilkinson, and Williams on Federal Indian Law — 1 case, 1 cite

Canby Nutshell — 1998 edition — 1 case, 1 cite

Mills, Oklahoma Indian Land Laws (1924) — 1 case, 1 cite

Law Review Article/Book Authors

Leading Repeat Players: There aren’t very many of these. Most articles or books cited are one and done. Here are the top repeat players,  their articles, and the opinions that cite them:

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