Tag Archives: tribal court exhaustion doctrine

Muscogee Freedmen Descendants Forced to Exhaust Tribal Remedies

Here is the order in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 29 DCT Order Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Panel Grants Rehearing in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Maybe this is nothing, but this is a little bit WEIRD . . . in that the Ninth Circuit’s opinions webpage links to an order granting rehearing (here) but there was no response brief docketed AND there is nothing on … Continue reading

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Federal Court Excuses Insurance Company from Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Branch (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 1-2 Coconino County Court Materials 15 EMCC MSJ 22 Navajo MSJ 25 EMCC Reply 28 Navajo Reply 32 DCT Order

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Materials in Pacheco v. Geisen [Kewa Pueblo; ICRA Habeas]

Here are the materials in Pacheco v. Geisen (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 15 Amended Petition 20 answer 22 Petitioner’s Response 25 Reply 28 Petitioner’s Surreply 30 Magistrate Order on 20 31 Order to Show Cause 34 Petitioner’s Response to 31 … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Prevails in Defense of Tort Suit Arising on Navajo Lands

Here are the materials in Morris v. Giant Four Corners Inc. (D.N.M.): 1 Notice of Removal 1-1 State Court Compleint 38 Giant Motion to Dismiss or Stay Pending Exhaustion 41 Response 44 Reply in Support of 38 64 DCT Order … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decision in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Here is the opinion in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians. Briefs here.

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Wilson v. Horton’s Towing Cert Petition [Montana; Exhaustion; Civil Forfeiture]

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Does an Indian Tribe have authority under the second exception of Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544 (1981), to forfeit automobiles owned by non Native Americans for violation of tribal drug laws while on tribal … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Decides Stanko v. Oglala Sioux Tribe

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Orders Exhaustion in Suit against Tribal Corporation

Here are the materials in World Fuel Services Inc. v. Nambe Pueblo Development Corporation (D. N.M.): 1 complaint 15 motion to dismiss 22 response 27 reply 32 dct order

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Here: Opening Brief Tribe Answer Brief Reply Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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