Michigan Circuit Court Enforces LTBB Tribal Court Civil Contempt Sanction against Attorney under Michigan Court Rule 2.615

Here is the opinion in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Court v. Beck:

2018 03 14 Opinion

Blast from the Past: 2009 MSU ILPC Report on the History of Michigan Tribal-State Relations

Five years ago, we at MSU conducted a study of what became an oral history of modern Michigan tribal-state relations under a contract with the National Congress of American Indians. Our former students did all the work — Alicia Ivory, Adrea Korthase, and Sheena Oxendine. For whatever reason, we never published the paper on our occasional paper website. The students interviewed many of the major players in tribal-state relations from the 2000s and before, including John Wernet, Jim Bransky, and Kathryn Tierney on the 2007 inland consent decree; Mike Petoskey and Kathryn Tierney on Michigan Court Rule 2.615; and Bill Brooks and John Wernet on the Michigan tribal-state tax agreements.

Here it is in its full glory, “Tribal-State Relations: Michigan as a Case Study”:

Michigan Tribal-State Intergovernmental Relations

1992 Indian Tribal Court/State Court Forum Final Report

The final report of this important forum is here (in pieces). Obviously parts of it are very dated, but this is important material regardless as legislative history of MCR 2.615.

Final Report Text

Appendix I — Minutes

Appendix II — Directory of Tribal Courts

Appendix III — Intergovernmental Agreements

Appendix IV — Mich. Indian Family Preservation Act