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M.L. v. Superior Court

California Court of Appeal
Indian Law, Juvenile Law
Denied petitions. Plaintiffs sought extraordinary relief from juvenile court orders removing their daughter, alleging that juvenile court exceeded the...
07/10/2019 A156130

People v. Native Wholesale Supply Co

California Court of Appeal
Indian Law, Commercial Law, Attorney's Fees
Affirmed. Defendant, a New York based Indian-chartered corporation, sold over a billion contraband cigarettes to an Indian tribe in California. Trial...
07/02/2019 C084031

Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Jamestown S'klallam Tribe

United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law
Addressed a dispute between Native American tribes regarding fishing rights in a particular river. Affirmed a summary judgment ruling.
06/26/2019 17-35760

US v. Smith

United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a man's conviction for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in Indian country. Rejected his challenge to federal jurisdiction over...
05/28/2019 17-30248

Herrera v. Wyoming

United States Supreme Court
Environmental Law, Indian Law
Held that members of the Crow Tribe retain a broad right under an 1868 Treaty to hunt on land that is now part of the Bighorn National Forest in...
05/20/2019 17–532

Stockbridge-Munsee Community v. State of Wisconsin

United States Seventh Circuit
Indian Law, Gaming Law
Held that an Indian tribe's claims were time-barred in a dispute with another tribe that operated a nearby casino.
04/30/2019 18-1449

Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Indian Law, Banking Law, Consumer Protection Law
Held that tribal sovereign immunity did not bar borrowers from pursuing legal relief against an online lending business owned by an Indian tribe. The...
04/24/2019 16-2019-cv

Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians

United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law
In an amended opinion, held that a tribal court had jurisdiction to adjudicate tort claims brought by the tribe against a former employee who was not...
04/24/2019 17-15515

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Newsom

United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law, Gaming Law
Held that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act permits tribes and states to negotiate the duration of a compact governing the conduct of a tribe's gaming...
03/21/2019 17-55604

US v. Cooley

United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a tribal police officer unlawfully searched a non-Indian driver's vehicle crossing the reservation. The officer acted outside of his lawful...
03/21/2019 17-30022