Seventh Circuit Materials in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Evers


Tribe Brief

State Brief


Lower court materials here.

Seventh Circuit Rejects Fired Oneida Employee’s Civil Rights Claims

Here are the materials in Holtz v. Oneida Airport Hotel Corp.:

Per Curiam Opinion

Holtz Brief

Oneida Brief


Lower court materials here.

Seventh Circuit Says EPA Gave Menominee Tribe “Runaround” on Back 40 Mine, Finds No Federal Agency Action to Review

Here are the materials in Menominee Tribe v. EPA:






Lower court materials here.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Employment Action against Oneida Housing

Here are the materials in Delebreau v. Danforth:


Opening Brief

Response Brief


Lower court materials here.

Seventh Circuit Briefs in Stockbridge-Munsee Community v. State of Wisconsin & Ho-Chunk Nation


SMC Opening Brief

Wisconsin Answer Brief

Ho-Chunk Nation Answer Brief

Reply Brief

Lower court materials here. Other materials here.

Seventh Circuit Decides Copyright Dispute Between Authors of Native-Themed Romance Novels

Here is the opinion in Rucker v. Fasano:

unpublished opinion

An excerpt:

No love is lost between romance novelists Kelly Rucker and Donna Fasano, who each wrote a tale of a wealthy teenage girl who falls in love with a boy of Native American heritage and becomes pregnant, before they are cruelly parted. To the reader’s relief, however, in each book the lovers are reunited years later, and they rekindle their fiery romance while their child explores his indigenous heritage with his father’s guidance. The characters’ happy endings, however, did not extend to the authors, who each claim to have conceived the story first. Rucker sued Fasano and her publishers for copyright infringement. In this appeal challenging the district court’s entry of summary judgment for the defendants, Rucker contends that disputes of material fact exist regarding Fasano’s access to Rucker’s story and the similarities between the two works. We affirm the judgment.