Tag Archives: tribal membership

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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Fletcher: “Law, Politics, and the Constitution”

Here, on SSRN. The abstract: The question whether Congress may create legal classifications based on Indian status under the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause is now reaching a critical point. Critics claim the Constitution allows no room to create race … Continue reading

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Citizen Indigenous || Radcliffe Institute

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Action against Interior and Stockbridge-Munsee

Here are the materials in Bruette v. Secretary of the Interior (E.D. Wis.): 10 Motion to Dismiss 13 Amended Motion to Dismiss 15 Opposition 16 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses San Pasqual Band Membership Suits

Here are the materials in Alegre v. Zinke (S.D.Cal.): 20-1 Motion to Dismiss 28-1 Response 33 Reply 43 DCT Order And here are the materials in the companion case Alegre v. United States (S.D. Cal.): 6 Motion for TRO 16-1 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Federal Court Declines to Stay Enforcement of BIA Ruling in Calif. Miwok Membership/Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in California Miwok Tribe v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 10 Motion to Stay 20 Tribe Opposition 33 Reply to 20 34 US Opposition 35 Reply to 34 37 DCT Order

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Grand Ronde Disenrollees Prevail in Tribal Appellate Court

Here are the materials in Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde : Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Opinion Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Opening Brief Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Appellees’ Brief … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Case on Active Efforts and Tribal Membership

Here. The Court held this court rule to be invalid: The rule provides: “If after notice has been provided as required by federal and state law a tribe responds indicating that the child is eligible for membership if certain steps are … Continue reading

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News Profile of Elem Pomo Disenrollments/Banishments; Attorney Withdraws Representation

Here is “Elem Pomo File Federal Suit Against Banishment.” Here is the complaint in John et. al. v. Garcia et. al., 16-cv-02368 (N.D. Cali.) An excerpt: At this time it is unclear who will be defending the federal suit, Boland said. … Continue reading

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