2015 Tribal Jurisdiction News Stories

Federal judge dismisses Kansas lawsuit over Oklahoma casino (AP) 12/19/15

Dollar General v. Choctaw: Cherry-picking Indian sovereignty (Indian Country Today) 12/18/15

Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize Native American judicial sovereignty (UPI) 12/8/15

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court takes up tribal jurisdiction case (Indianz) 12/8/15

Justices weigh power of Indian tribal courts in civil suits (The NY Times) 12/7/15

Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case (Indianz) 12/7/15

Intertribal judges ruled in favor of Pasqua family (Sierra Wave) 12/5/15

Indian law faces challenge as sex assault case heads to high court (Santa Fe New Mexican) 12/5/15

Mike Myers: tribal jurisdiction opponents flock to Supreme Court (Indianz) 12/4/15

Wisconsin law firm wins key ruling on tribal jurisdiction (Democratic Underground) 12/3/15

DoJ asks SCOTUS to rule on tribal court convictions and domestic violence (Indian Country Today) 11/27/15

Ned Blackhawk NYTs op-ed on Dollar General (Turtle Talk) 11/25/15

Tribal justice on trial: Dollar General, part II (Indian Country Today) 11/24/15

Congress should bolster jurisdiction of tribal courts over violence against children, ABA urges (ABA Journal) 11/1/15

Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians (Indianz) 10/7/15

Hopi Tribe receives nearly $180,000 in federal grant funds to support sex offender registration and notification efforts (DOJ) 9/16/15

Tribal Justice: Prosecuting non-Natives for sexual assault on reservations (PBS NewsHour) 9/5/15

BIA Office of Justice services in conjunction with the Tulalip Tribes will co-host VAWA tribal trial advocacy skills training in September (Native News Online) 8/27/15

Flandreau tribe cuts ties with city police after 16 years (Argus leader) 8/26/15

Tribal jury clears chairman of fraud charges (Native Times) 8/18/15

Andrew Cuomo signs law to extend powers of Mohawk police (DailyNews724) 8/16/15

USBR delegates enforcement authority to Tribes (The Star) 8/12/15

Alaska Native tribes no longer have to register restraining orders with state (NewsMiner) 7/31/15

Tribe prosecutes first non-enrolled member under VAWA (Cherokee One Feather) 7/24/15

Tribal appeals judges hear disenrollment case (Morning Sun News) 7/24/15

Judge tosses tribe's case against Sheriff (Courthouse News) 7/16/15

SCOTUS to hear case on tribal court jurisdiction (Courthouse News) 6/15/2015

Supreme Court needs more time to review tribal jurisdiction case (Indianz) 6/8/2015

Jurisdiction changes affect tribal victims of domestic violence (Glasglow Courier) 5/13/2015

Sioux tribes, county agree on law enforcement for Pe' Sla (NativeTimes) 5/9/2015

Wisconsin Indian Tribe prevails � State cannot ban electronic poker on reservation (JDSupra) 5/8/2015

Non-Indian violates Rosebud Sioux Tribe banish order again (Indianz) 5/8/2015

Sioux tribes, county agree on law enforcement for Pe' Sla (Casper-Star Tribune) 5/7/15

A question of justice: Navajo Nation considers Violence Against Women Act (Indian Country Today) 4/2/15

US Attorneys host tribes for Violence Against Women Act session (Indianz) 4/2/15

Tribal leaders urged to apply Violence Against Women Act (Rapid City Journal) 4/1/15

Indian tribes are retaking jurisdiction over domestic violence on their own land (ABA Journal) 4/1/15

The most dangerous call: Domestic violence on the Navajo Nation (Indian Country Today) 3/31/15

Native Americans face legal challenges in domestic violence cases (WEMU) 3/19/15

Few Montana tribes ready to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence (Billings Gazette) 3/13/15

Tension between tribe and California sheriff (Courthouse News Service) 3/11/15

Tribal governments able to take criminal action on Non-Indians (Native Times) 3/7/15

At last, Violence Against Women Act lets tribes prosecute non-Native domestic abusers (Huffington Post) 3/6/15

Trading pot supply is legal in states where Indian reservations connect (Main Street) 3/11/15

Alaska tribes move closer to parity with other federally acknowledged tribes (National Law Review) 1/16/15

Cherokee Nation attorney now able to prosecute federal cases (Indian Country Today) 1/2/15

Articles are arranged from most recent (December) to least recent (January) for this particular year and topic.


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