MSU Press Publishes “After the Bloodbath Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings?” by James Diamond

Here. The blurb:

As violence in the United States seems to become increasingly more commonplace, the question of how communities reset after unprecedented violence also grows in significance. After the Bloodbath examines this quandary, producing insights linking rampage shootings and communal responses in the United States. Diamond, who was a leading attorney in the community where the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy occurred, focuses on three well-known shootings and a fourth shooting that occurred on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota. The book looks to the roots of Indigenous approaches to crime, identifying an institutional weakness in the Anglo judicial model, and explores adapting Indigenous practices that contribute to healing following heinous criminal behavior. Emerging from the history of Indigenous dispute resolution is a spotlight turned on to restorative justice, a subject no author has discussed to date in the context of mass shootings. Diamond ultimately leads the reader to a positive road forward focusing on insightful steps people can take after a rampage shooting to help their wounded communities heal.

Eighth Circuit Holds in Criminal Jurisdiction Matter Red Lake Reservation Not Diminished by 1905 Act

Here are the materials in United States v. Jackson:


Appellant Brief

US Brief

Red Lake Amicus Brief

Reply Brief

Prior opinion in this case here.

Eighth Circuit Briefs on Reach of Lacey Act in Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Reservations

Here are the materials in United States v. Brown:

USA Opening Brief

Appellees Consolidated Brief

Reply Brief TK

Lower court materials here.

Federal Judge Agrees with Minnesota Ojibwe Members to Dismiss Lacey Act Prosecutions for Fishing at Red Lake

This sets up an unusual circumstance — conflicting federal district court opinions arising from the same federal investigation. Our post on the prior order from a different judge, who rejected the motion to dismiss in United States v. Holthusen is here. News coverage here.

Here are the materials in United States v. Good (D. Minn.):

43 MJ R&R

46 Objections to MJ R&R

52 Government Response

56 DCT Order Rejecting MJ R&R

Here are the materials in United States v. Brown (D. Minn.):

71 MJ R&R

90 DCT Order Rejecting MJ R&R

Red Lake Ojibwe Member Can Be Prosecuted by Feds for Violations of Tribal Hunting/Fishing Regulations

Thunder Lake
Thunder Lake on the Red Lake Reservation

Here are the materials in United States v. Holthusen (D. Minn.):

95 Magistrate Judge R&R

98 Holthusen Objections

106 Government’s Response to Objections

114 DCT Order Adopting MJ R&R

Federal Court Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence Taken under Red Lake Tribal Court Warrant

Here are the materials in United States v. Stateley (D. Minn.):

Magistrate R&R Denying Motion to Suppress

DCT Order Adopting R&R