2016 Tribal Jurisdiction News Stories

Hoopa to receive federal criminal jurisdiction (Times-Standard) 11/16/16

Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to federal scrutiny (The Sacramento Bee) 10/18/16

Two girls in the middle of tribal law vs. state law (Keloland TV) 9/22/16

Judge sides with Indian tribe in lawsuit against Sheriff's Department (The Press Enterprise) 8/23/16

Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church lawsuit in tribal court (The Reporter) 8/22/16

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues statement welcoming the Supreme Court's ruling on Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MyFoxZone) 7/26/16

Court validates tribal judgment (Gazette Record) 7/20/16

Inherent rights at stake (Indian Country Today) 7/18/16

Grand Canyon West lawsuit dismissed (Kingman) 7/6/16

Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute [Jensen v. EXC] (Indianz) 6/28/16

High court denies rights of Natives [U.S. v. Bryant] (Albuquerque Journal) 6/26/16

Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (Indianz) 6/24/16

Supreme Court tie reinforces tribal sovereignty in Dollar General case (Vox) 6/23/16

Ute Indian Tribe and State of Utah reach historic agreement on law enforcement and jurisdiction matters (Native Times) 6/17/17

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (Indianz) 6/20/16 (See the Supreme Court Bulletin for more information)

Utah, counties reached jurisdictional deals with Utes (Salt Lake Tribune) 6/14/16

Supreme Court upholds use of tribal convictions in federal system (Indianz) 6/13/16 (See U.S. v. Bryant)

Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling (Indianz) 6/9/16

Mormon Church disputes tribal jurisdiction in Navajo abuse case (Indianz) 6/1/16

Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (Indianz) 5/23/16

Feds: law aimed to stop abuse of Indian women has gaps (HeraldNet) 5/19/16

Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians [VAWA 2013] (Indianz) 5/9/16

Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case (Indianz) 4/25/16

Supreme Court still hasn't issued decision in tribal jurisdiction case (Indianz) 4/21/16

Supreme Court case raises questions about tribal convictions (Juneau Empire) 4/19/16

Law to fight domestic violence in Indian Country at stake in Montana case before Supreme Court (Montana Standard) 4/18/16

Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (Indianz) 4/14/16

Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case (Indianz) 4/12/16

Lawsuit challenges BIA right of way regulations (Turtle Talk) 4/11/16

Ute Indian Tribe secures major victory in state court case involving tribal jurisdiction (Standard) 4/7/16

Supreme Court denies review in Ute Tribe v. Utah Case (Indian Country Today) 3/29/16

Attorneys: court ruling doesn't solve tribe liquor tax issue (Native Times) 3/25/16

Nebraska v. Parker a win for Omaha Tribe & Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 3/24/16

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (Indianz) 3/23/16

Tribal leaders call for expanded jurisdiction over non-native domestic violence offenders (RH Reality Check) 2/23/16

Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case (Indianz) 2/16/16

Justice Antonin Scalia dies with Indian law cases on the docket (Indianz) 2/13/16

Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA (Indianz) 1/7/16

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