Eighth Circuit Restores Civil Rights Suit Brought by Water Protector Shot in Eye by North Dakota Cops [can I say pigs here? nah, I’m a pescaterian, BUT when even the Cato Institute wants you to lose maybe it’s right]

Here is the opinion in Mitchell v. Kirchmeier.

Diné Water Protector, Marcus Mitchell, in January 2017 at Standing Rock, ND. Photo: Hal Myers


NYU 25th annual Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society

NYU School of Law and our Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law invite you to the 25th annual Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law and Associate Director for Policy at the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, will virtually present, “Race, Evidence, and Police Violence: Seeking 2020 Vision” on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

Register here.

Federal Court Refuses to Quash Depositions of Ute Tribal Council Members over Funding of Lawsuit against Duschene Couty Police

Here are the materials in Wopsock v. Dalton (D. Utah):

130 Motion to Quash

136 Wopsock Brief

137 Response

139 Reply

171 DCT Order

Water Protector Legal Collective Sues Morton Cty. Sheriff Kirchmeier over Police Brutaility/Excessive Force at Standing Rock

Here are the materials in Dundon v. Kirchmeier (D. N.D.):

1 Complaint

14 Motion for TRO

News coverage here.


Natives Most Likely to be Killed by Police than Any Other Race

“The racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement is Native Americans, followed by African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and Asian Americans.”

Here is the report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

Jeanlouis v. Vidallia — WD La. Rejects Section 1985 Claim against Tribal Police

The Western District of Louisiana dismissed a Section 1985 claim against tribal police in Jeanlouis v. Vidallia. Here are the materials:



Boney v. Valline — Suit re: Police Liability under Self-Determination Act & FTCA

Here is the opinion in this case — boney-v-valline-dct-order — where the District of Nevada held that a tribal officer who employed deadly force was enforcing tribal law, and so could not be liable under the FTCA or the Self-Determination Act.

Here are the materials: