Tag Archives: Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota SCT Refuses to Grant Credit to Prisoner for Time Spent in Red Lake Tribal Jail Unless that Time Was Spent for a State Offense

Here is the opinion in State v. Roy: State v Roy

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Minnesota Supreme Court Rule Recognizing Tribal Court Orders

Over 15 years ago, the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to adopt a robust rule for recognition of tribal court orders. Due in large part to public concern about the efficacy of tribal courts, the … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Andrew Adams III, Research, tribal courts | Tagged , ,

ICWA QEW Opinion in the Minnesota Supreme Court

Opinion The question of what Qualified Expert Testimony (QEW) actually is under ICWA comes up all the time. The Minnesota Supreme Court did a pretty deep dive into what it means in terms of termination of parental rights, and concludes, Read straightforwardly, … Continue reading

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White Earth Descendant Selected for Minnesota Supreme Court

Congratulations Judge Anne McKeig Link to full article here From the article: Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state’s highest court its first American Indian jurist, as … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Immunity in City of Duluth v. Fond du Lad Band — UPDATED with Briefs

Here is the opinion in City of Duluth vs. Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Link to oral argument video here. Briefs are not available publicly, so if anyone has them, please send along. Here are the briefs: … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, gaming, Research, sovereign immunity | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Attorney Sanctioned by State for Behavior in Tribal Court

Minnesota Supreme Court decision here. The Director argues that Michael’s e-mail questioning the tribal court’s impartiality violated Rule 8.4(d). Michael counters that her accusation regarding the tribal court’s impartiality was well founded and, therefore, was not a violation of Rule … Continue reading

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Minnesota SCT Oral Argument Video in City of Duluth v. Fond du Lac Band Ojibwe

Here. News coverage here. Lower court materials here.

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Minnesota COA Decision Critical of Minn. SCT Precedent on Indian Country Jurisdiction, But Complies

Here is the opinion in State v. Saros: SAROS JAY CT APP DECISION 7.13 The issue involves state civil regulatory jurisdiction (in this case, traffic offenses) over on-reservation Indians who are members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe where a member … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill to “Fix” the Minnesota SCT Decision In re R.S.

Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill to “Fix” the Minn. SCT Decision In re R.S. HF 252, which was introduced by Rep. Susan Allen, overcame its final hurdle in the Minnesota Legislature by passing the House by a wide margin on May … Continue reading

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Minn. Public Radio on Minnesota ICWA Gap Fix

Here. Our post on the bill is here. An excerpt: Minnesota American Indian tribes and their allies in the state Legislature are seeking to plug a gap in child custody laws opened by a state Supreme Court decision last year. … Continue reading

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