Legal

July 13, 2011
By:
Harold A. Monteau

The Tribal Human Resource Department (HR) of a Theoretical Tribe advertises in nation-wide media and on its website that the position of Chief Judge is open and solicits application from qualified candidates.

July 06, 2011
By:
Joseph Manuel

I recently went to Washington, D.C.

June 23, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

One seldom has an opportunity to converse with one of the brethren of the U.S. Supreme Court, as I did on August 31, 2006.

June 23, 2011
By:
Rinku Sen

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case on Monday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability.

June 22, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

James Ray’s Arizona trial for manslaughter played like a bad movie; Harry Potter meets John Wayne. And now he's been found guilty of negligent homicide.

June 15, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

Words have a history. Words from the past have the ability to colonize the present. Words shape and create reality.

June 04, 2011
By:
Jerilyn DeCoteau

Ten Cent Treaty, Le Pay, allotments in Montana, lease checks the neighbors received, Grandpa saying, "I am still waiting for my allotment." These are words I grew up with.

April 30, 2011
By:
Troy A. Eid

The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama last July with bipartisan support, makes federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. TLOA also provides greater freedom for tribes to design and run their own criminal justice systems.

April 28, 2011
By:
Geoffrey Strommer

A year after passage of national health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), the entire Act, including the many Indian-specific provisions within, is in danger of being taken away.

April 26, 2011
By:
Anthony Broadman

People slander each other everywhere—without regard for territorial boundaries. But the legal treatment of such speech differs drastically depending on whether tribal or non-tribal laws apply.

April 22, 2011
By:
Tanya Fiddler

It is important to arm our people with the knowledge to combat predatory lenders.

April 19, 2011
By:
Joseph H. Webster

Some proponents of internet gaming have used what I will refer to as the "Netflix argument" to urge Indian tribes to support various proposals to legalize internet gaming, even if the terms of the legislation are not particularly favorable to tribes.

April 13, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

The 300th anniversary of treaties negotiated in the Massachusetts Bay Colony between the Indians and the British king is approaching.

March 13, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

At a hefty 560 pages, Walter Echo-Hawk’s noteworthy book In The Courts Of The Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (Fulcrum, 2010) examines U.S. federal Indian law within the scope of ten U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

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