Tag Archives: Texas

State and Individual Parties File for En Banc Review in Brackeen v. Bernhard [ICWA]

Individual Petition for EnBanc Review State Petition for EnBanc Review The Court has asked the federal and tribal parties for response briefs, which are due October 23rd.

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Texas and Prospective Adoptive Parents File Constitutional Challenge to ICWA and Regulations

Complaint here (northern district of Texas). Additional documents will be posted here. Plaintiffs thus bring this action for declaratory and injunctive relief and pray that this court: (1) vacate and set aside the Final Rule; (2) declare that Sections 1901–1923 … Continue reading

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Kickapoo v. Texas Cert Petition

The petition is here. This case concerns the validity of25 CFR Part 291, the procedures established by the Secretary of the Interior to act as a “Seminole fix.” There is no serious chance the Court will grant cert in this … Continue reading

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Indian Frauds: “Kaweah Indian Nation”

From the Lincoln Journal Star: A Texas judge issued a permanent injunction Monday prohibiting an unrecognized American Indian tribe and its self-proclaimed chief from selling tribal memberships in an alleged scam to defraud illegal immigrants by falsely claiming the documents … Continue reading

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Texas v. United States Materials (Corrected)

Here are the briefs in the Texas v. United States case re: the Class III Procedures. Brief of Appellant United States Brief Kickapoo Brief Reply Brief The opinion is here: Opinion

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