Topic 2: Jurisdiction

List of cases for Topic #2 arranged by state in reverse-chronological order.

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Alabama

S.H. v. Calhoun County Dep't of Human Res., 798 So. 2d 684 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #13, #14]

R.B. v. State, 669 So. 2d 187 (Ala. Civ. App. 1995) - [Topic - #2, #5, #7]


Alaska

State v. Native Village of Tanana, 249 P.3d 734 (Alaska 2011) - [Topic - #2, #7, #8, #9] - Added 09/2011

In re C.R.H., 29 P.3d 849 (Alaska 2001) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7]

John v. Baker, 982 P.2d 738 (Alaska 1999) - [Topic - #1, #2]

Native Village of Nenana v. State, 722 P.2d 219 (Alaska 1986) [Topic - #2, #7]

In re J.M., 718 P.2d 150 (Alaska 1986) - [Topic - #2, #5, #7, #11, #13, #21]


Arizona

State v. Zaman, 946 P.2d 459 (Ariz. 1997) - [Topic - #2, #3]

In re Maricopa County Juvenile Action No. JS-7359 , 766 P.2d 105 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7]

Goclanney v. Desrochers, 660 P.2d 491 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1982) - [Topic - #1, #2]


Arkansas

No relevant cases have been found.


California

In re Jack C., III, 122 Cal.Rptr.3d 6 (Ct. App. 2011) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7] - Added 09/2011

In re G.L., 99 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 356 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #11, #16] - Added 09/2010

R.R. v Superior Ct., 103 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 110 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1,#2, #3 #4, #5, #7, #11] - Added 09/2010

In re M.M., 65 Cal. Rptr. 3d 273 (Ct. App. 2007) - [Topic - #2, #7] - Added 2/2008

In re Vincent M., 59 Cal. Rptr. 3d 321 (Ct. App. 2007) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7]

In re Terrance B., 50 Cal. Rptr. 3d 815 (Ct. App. 2006) - [Topic - #2, #4]

In re M.A., 40 Cal. Rptr. 3d 439 (Ct. App. 2006) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7, #8, #19]

In re Jonathon S., 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 495 (Ct. App. 2005) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #20]

In re Antoinette S., 129 Cal. Rptr. 2d 15 (Ct. App. 2002) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4]


Colorado

In re S.M.J.C., 2011 WL 1420505 (Colo. Ct . App. 2011) - [Topic - #1, #2] - Added 09/2011

In re J.L.P., 870 P.2d 1252 (Colo. Ct. App. 1994) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7]

In re A.E., 749 P.2d 450 (Colo. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #1, #2, #13]

In re Baisley, 749 P.2d 446 (Colo. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #1, #2]


Connecticut

No relevant cases have been found.


Delaware

No relevant cases have been found.


District of Colombia

No relevant cases have been found.


Florida

No relevant cases have been found.


Georgia

No relevant cases have been found.


Hawaii

No relevant cases have been found.


Idaho

No relevant cases have been found.


Illinois

In re S.S., 657 N.E.2d 935 (Ill. 1995) - [Topic - #2, #7]


Indiana

In re D.S., 577 N.E.2d 572 (Ind. 1991) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7, #13, #14]

In re T.R.M., 525 N.E.2d 298 (Ind. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #7, #9, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18]


Iowa

In re J.L., 779 N.W. 2nd (Iowa Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #2, #7, #10, #13] - Added 09/2010

In re J.W., 498 N.W.2d 417 (Iowa Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #20]

State ex rel. Dep't of Human Servs. v. Whitebreast, 409 N.W.2d 460 (Iowa 1987) - [Topic - #2]


Kansas

In re M.F., 225 P.3d 1177 (Kan. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #7, #11, #13, #14]- Added 09/2010

In re M.F., 206 P. 3rd 57 (Kan. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #11, #12, #13, #20] - Added 09/2010

In re C.Y., 925 P.2d 447 (Kan. Ct. App. 1996) - [Topic - #2, #7, #13]


Kentucky

No relevant cases have been found.


Louisiana

Owens v. Willock, 29-595 (La. App. 2 Cir. 2/26/97); 690 So. 2d 948 - [Topic - #1, #2, #9]


Maine

No relevant cases have been found.


Maryland

No relevant cases have been found.


Massachusetts

No relevant cases have been found.


Michigan

Gray v. Pann, 513 N.W.2d 154 (Mich. Ct. App. 1994) - [Topic - #1, #2]


Minnesota

In re T.T.B. (T.T.B. II), 724 N.W.2d 300 (Minn. 2006) - [Topic - #2, #7, #19]

Gerber v. Eastman, 673 N.W.2d 854 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004) - [Topic - #1, #2, #9, #21]

In re R.I., 402 N.W.2d 173 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #2, #6, #9, #11, #14]


Mississippi

No relevant cases have been found.


Missouri

C.E.H. v. L.M.W., 837 S.W.2d 947 (Mo. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7, #12, #13, #14, #17]


Montana

In re Skillen, 1998 MT 43, 287 Mont. 399, 956 P.2d 1 - [Topic - #1, #2, #19, #21]

In re Riffle (Riffle II), 922 P.2d 510 (Mont. 1996) - [Topic - #1, #2, #9, #16]

In re W.L., 859 P.2d 1019 (Mont. 1993) - [Topic - #2, #5]

In re T.S., 801 P.2d 77 (Mont. 1990) - [Topic - #2, #7, #14]

In re M.R.D.B., 787 P.2d 1219 (Mont. 1990) - [Topic - #2, #7]

In re G.L.O.C., 668 P.2d 235 (Mont. 1983) - [Topic - #2]


Nebraska

In re Breana M., 795 N.W.2d 660 (Neb. Ct. App. 2011) - [Topic - #2] - Added 09/2011

In re Leslie S., 770 N.W. 2d 678 (Neb. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #2, #7] - Added 09/2010

In re Dakota L., 712 N.W.2d 583 (Neb. Ct. App. 2006) - [Topic - #2, #4]

In re C.W., 479 N.W.2d 105 (Neb. 1992) - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14, #16]


Nevada

In re L.D.G., No. 52055 (Nev. 2009) - [Topic - #2, #7, #16, #18] - Added 11/2009


New Hampshire

No relevant cases have been found.


New Jersey

No relevant cases have been found.


New Mexico

State ex rel. Children, Youth & Families Dep't v. Andrea M., 2000-NMCA-079, 129 N.M. 512, 10 P.3d 191 - [Topic - #2, #7]

In re Megan S., 1996-NMCA-048, 121 N.M. 609, 916 P.2d 228 - [Topic - #1, #2, #7, #8, #9]

In re Begay, 765 P.2d 1178 (N.M. Ct. App. 1988) - [Topic - #2, #3, #5, #20]

In re Laurie R., 760 P.2d 1295 (N.M. Ct. App. 1988) - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14]

In re Baby Child, 700 P.2d 198 (N.M. Ct. App. 1985) - [Topic - #2, #7]


New York

No relevant cases have been found.


North Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


North Dakota

In re A.B., 2003 ND 98, 663 N.W.2d 625 - [Topic - #1, #2, #7, #8]

B.R.T. v. Executive Dir. of Soc. Servs. Bd., 391 N.W.2d 594 (N.D. 1986) - [Topic - #2, #12, #13, #16, #17]


Ohio

In re Hortsmann, No. 2005AP020015, 2005 WL 1038857 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) - [Topic - #2, #4, #5]

In re Williams, No. 20773, 2002 WL 121211 (Ohio Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2002) - [Topic - #1, #2]

In re Sanchez, No. 98-T-0104, 1999 WL 1313630 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 23, 1999) - [Topic - #2, #5, #7]


Oklahoma

Yancy v Thomas, 2009 W.L. 3837405 1285 (W,D. Okla. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #2, #13, #16, #20] - Added 09/2010

In re S.F., 230 P. 3d 911 (Okla. Ct. App. 2009- [Topic - #2, #7] - Added 09/2008

Cherokee Nation v. Nomura, 2007 OK 40, 160 P.3d 967 - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #5, #18, #21]

In re J.B., 900 P.2d 1014 (Okla. Civ. App. 1995) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7]

Comanche Indian Tribe of Okla. v. Hovis (Hovis I), 847 F. Supp. 871 (W.D. Okla. 1994) - [Topic - #2, #7, #9]


Oregon

No relevant cases have been found.


Pennsylvania

In re Youpee, 11 Pa. D. & C. 4th 71 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1991) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7]


Rhode Island

No relevant cases have been found.


South Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


South Dakota

In re J.D.M.C., 2007 SD 97, 739 N.W.2d 796 - [Topic - #1, #2, #9, #10] - Added 2/2008

In re T.I., 2005 SD 125, 707 N.W.2d 826 - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14]

In re S.G.V.E., 2001 SD 105, 634 N.W.2d 88 - [Topic - #2, #7, #13]

In re G.R.F., 1997 SD 112, 569 N.W.2d 29 - [Topic - #2, #7]

In re D. L. L., 291 N.W.2d 278 (S.D. 1980) - [Topic - #1, #2]


Tennessee

Powell v. Crisp, No. E1999-02539-COA-R3-CV, 2000 WL 1545064 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000) - [Topic - #2]


Texas

Yavapai-Apache Tribe v. Mejia, 906 S.W.2d 152 (Tex. App. 1995) - [Topic - #2, #7, #8, #11]


Utah

Searle v. Searle, 2001 UT App 367, 38 P.3d 307 - [Topic - #2, #8, #9, #19]

In re Halloway, 732 P.2d 962 (Utah 1986) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7, #18, #21]


Vermont

No relevant cases have been found.


Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Washington

Napoleon v. Blackwell, 114 Wash. App. 1011 (Wash. Ct. App. 2002) (unpublished decision) available at No. 27195-8-II, 2002 WL 31409959 (Wash. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2002) - [Topic - #2, #7]


West Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Wisconsin

Teague v. Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 2000 WI 79, ¶¶ 31-32, 236 Wis. 2d 384, 612 N.W.2d 701- [Topic - #2]


Wyoming

No relevant cases have been found.


Circuit Courts of Appeals

Doe v. Mann (Mann II), 415 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2005) - [Topic - #2, #6, #8, #17, #18, #19, #20]

Boozer v. Wilder, 381 F.3d 931 (9th Cir. 2004) - [Topic - #1, #2, #9]

Navajo Nation v. Norris , 331 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2003) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #17]

Native Village of Venetie I.R.A. Council v. Alaska, 155 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 1998) - [Topic - #2, #3, #19, #20]

Morrow v. Winslow, 94 F.3d 1386 (10th Cir. 1996) - [Topic - #2, #18, #20]

Comanche Indian Tribe of Okla. v. Hovis (Hovis II), 53 F.3d 298 (10th Cir. 1995) - [Topic - #1, #2, #20]

Howe v. Ellenbecker, 8 F.3d 1258 (8th Cir. 1993) - [Topic - #2]

Roman-Nose v. N.M. Dep't of Human Servs., 967 F.2d 435 (10th Cir. 1992) - [Topic - #2, #20]

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation v. Superior Court, 945 F.2d 1138 (9th Cir. 1991) - [Topic - #1, #2]

Native Village of Venetie I.R.A. Council v. Alaska (Venetie II), 944 F.2d 548 (9th Cir. 1991) - [Topic - #1, #2, #9]

Native Village of Venetie I.R.A. Council v. Alaska (Venetie I), 918 F.2d 797 (9th Cir. 1990) - [Topic - #2, #9]

In re Larch, 872 F.2d 66 (4th Cir. 1989) - [Topic - #1, #2]

Kickapoo Tribe of Okla. v. Rader, 822 F.2d 1493 (10th Cir. 1987) - [Topic - #2, #5]


District Courts

Doe v. Mann (Mann I), 285 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (N.D. Cal. 2003) - [Topic - #2, #3, #9, #12, #16, #18, #20]

Goslin v. Kickapoo Nation District Court, No. 98-4107-SC, 1998 WL 1054223 (D. Kan. 1998) - [Topic - #2]

Navajo Nation v. Superior Court, 47 F. Supp. 2d 1233 (E.D. Wash. 1999) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #16, #17, #20]

Comanche Indian Tribe of Oklahoma v. Hovis, 847 F. Supp. 871 (W.D. Okla. 1994) - [Topic - #2, #7, #9]

LaBeau v. Dakota, 815 F. Supp. 1074 (W.D. Mich. 1993) - [Topic - #2]

Sandman v. Dakota, 816 F. Supp. 448 (W.D. Mich. 1992) - [Topic - #2]

Brown ex rel. Brown v. Rice, 760 F. Supp. 1459 (D. Kan. 1991) - [Topic - #2, #7, #8, #9]

Navajo Nation v. District Court, 624 F. Supp. 130 (D. Utah 1985) - [Topic - #2, #9]


Supreme Court

Miss. Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield, 490 U.S. 30 (1989) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #5, #7, #9, #11, #17, #18, #21]

California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 480 U.S. 202 (1987) - [Topic - #2]

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