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• • Northern Arapaho tribe seeks to support Yellowbear (The Billings Gazette) 01/12/10

• • Federal courts reject stacked sentences in tribal courts (Turtle Talk) 01/12/10

• • Tribal court authority enhanced by eagle killing case (Indian Country Today) 01/09/10

• • Federal actions speak louder than words (Indian Country Today) 11/23/09

• • Eagle killing case belongs in tribal court (Casper Star-Tribune) 10/7/09

• • Court speaks: CRIT and Residents see judgment differently (Parker Live) 9/29/09

• • Mille Lacs Reservation / High court rules against speeder (Pioneer Press) 9/10/09

• • St. Regis Mohawk tribe suing Franklin County (Adirondack Daily Enterprise) 8/13/09

• • Ruling limits tribal officers' authority (East Valley Tribune) 8/4/09

• • Blackfeet, Glacier County make progress on jurisdiction issue (Great Falls Tribune) 7/15/09

• • Smoke shop to remain with Squaxin tribe (Tacoma News Tribune) 7/10/09

• • Proposed banishment code moves forward in LdF (The Lakeland Times) 6/9/09

• • Case against 2002 fire starter returned to tribal court (Arizona Daily Sun) 5/15/09

• • Cases can transfer to tribal court (Wisconsin Law Journal) 5/7/09

• • Schools have beef with Navajos (Courthouse News Service) 4/30/09

• • Companies on reservations owe taxes (Sierra Vista Herald) 4/25/09

• • Solis v. Matheson — FLSA applies to on-reservation, tribal member owned business (Turtle Talk) 4/21/09

• • Turtle Talk: Tribal court jurisdiction case (Indianz.com) 3/30/09

• • Case to watch — Amerind v. Malaterre (Turtle Talk) 3/19/09

• • Supreme Court ruling might give local governments jurisdiction over tribe-owned casinos (27east) 3/4/09

• • Akaka Bill rewrite: Tribal jurisdiction for Hawaii? (Hawaii Reporter) 1/16/09

• • Appeals court affirms ISP authority on tribal land (NBC News) 1/1/09

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