Seventh Circuit Reverses and Remands Night Deer Hunting Case

Here is the opinion in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. State of Wisconsin:

LCO Opinion

Briefs here.

Lower court materials here.

Oral Argument Audio and News Coverage of Seventh Circuit Night Deer Hunting Appeal

Here:

http://www.haywardwi.com/news/regional/article_d2a05afa-3f71-11e4-a0cd-9b4c7db942c1.html

http://wxpr.org/post/tribes-wait-decision-night-hunting-appeal

Here’s the oral argument – http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/sound/external/gw.14-1051.14-1051_09_16_2014.mp3

Briefs are here.

Seventh Circuit Briefs in Lac Courte Oreilles Band v. Wisconsin — Night Deer Hunting Appeal

Here:

Tribal Opening Brief

Wisconsin Brief

Tribal Reply Brief

Lower court materials here.

Opening Seventh Circuit Brief in Wisconsin Night Hunting Case

Here is the opening brief in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. State of Wisconsin:

7th Circuit FINAL Night Hunting Opening Brief

Lower court materials here.

Wisconsin Tribes Lose Effort to Undo Ban on Night Hunting of White Tail Deer

Here are the materials in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. State of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.):

336 Tribal Trial Brief

337 Wisconsin Trial Brief

373 Tribal Post Trial Brief

375 Wisconsin Post Trial Brief

376 Tribal Reply

377 DCT Order Denying Tribal Motion

Prior order here.

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Mascot Bill Into Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a controversial Native mascot bill into law. News coverage here and here.

Excerpt:

Act 250 was signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, and took effect in 2010. The new law will largely repeal the current law, the first of its kind in the country.

Act 250 allowed the Department of Public Instruction to begin a review process if one complaint is received that a school nickname, logo or mascot is offensive.

The new law shifts the hearing to the state Department of Administration and away from DPI, essentially giving more control to the administration in power and less to the nonpartisan state superintendent’s office.

Under the previous law, a school district must prove that its mascot or nickname is not offensive if someone files a complaint.

The new law stipulates any complaints will have to include a petition signed by members of the community equivalent to 10 percent of the district’s student population saying the logo or mascot is offensive, shifting the burden of proof to those filing the complaint.

Those who sign the petition must by 18 or older.

Link to the bill history and text here.

Wisconsin Indian Law CLE, September 20th

Flyer here. (pdf).

DATE AND TIME:
Friday, September 20, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Check-In
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – CLE Program

LOCATION:
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport Dr.
Green Bay, Wisconsin

TUITION:
Early Registration – received by August 16, 2013
State Bar of Wisconsin Member:  $89.00
Law Students & Non-Members:  $39.00

Coverage of Final Day of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Ruling is expected before November.

Wisconsin Public Radio story here.

Minneapolis Star Tribune story here.

Day one coverage is here and day two coverage is here.

Coverage of Day Two of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Wisconsin Public Radio story is here.

Coverage of day one is here.

Coverage of Day One of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Story is here. The trial is scheduled to last a week.

Previous coverage (and links to other related material) is here.