2017 Tribal Jurisdiction News Stories

Udall, Murkowski, Cortez Masto bill would restore tribal jurisdiction over domestic violence incidents on tribal land to children and law enforcement (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 12/14/17 (See 115th Congress S.2233)

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county over lax policing (PostBulletin) 11/19/17

Federal court won't re-hear tribal border case (Casper Star Tribune) 11/8/17 (See State of Wyoming v. United States Environmental Protection Agency)

Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor in homelands in Washington (Indianz) 11/6/17

Pawnee earthquake suit give go-ahead in tribal court (Cleveland American) 11/1/17

Federal prosecutors allege group is selling invalid licenses to hunt and fish on Ute Reservation (The Salt Lake Tribune) 10/18/17

Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease (Indianz) 10/10/17 (See French v. Starr)

Oklahoma seeks rehearing in tribal jurisdiction case (Minnesota Lawyer) 10/4/17

Tribes claim victory in US District Court (Local News 8) 9/29/17

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (Indianz) 8/24/17

Cherokee Nation says opioid lawsuit belongs in tribal court (The News & Observer) 8/17/17

Ex-Officer charged in murder case cites tribal membership (The New York Times) 8/12/17

Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opoid crisis in Oklahoma (Indianz) 7/25/17

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (Indianz) 6/28/17

Judge overturns jurisdiction ruling in Oklahoma murder case (The Shawnee News-Star) 6/13/17

Arizona Supreme Court limits rights of tribes to intercede in adoption cases (Arizona Capitol Times) 6/13/17 (See Gila River Indian Community v. Department of Child Safety)

Agreement with county clears way for Suquamish Police to enforce state law (Kitsap Daily News) 6/8/17

First non-Indian jury trial conviction in Indian country prosecuted at Tucson, Arizona's Pascua Yaqui tribal court (PR Newswire) 5/23/17

Federal regulator ratchets up effort to regulate tribal lenders, suing four in California (LA Times) 4/27/17

Will inherent tribal court authority over non-members survive Dollar General? (Sullivan Legal Counsel) 4/26/17

Law opens door to tribal felony prosecutions on Flathead Reservation (Missoulian) 4/25/17

Federal Court in Oklahoma rules that bond issued on a sovereign tribal construction project is not a Miller Act bond even though it stated it was issued pursuant to the Act and named the United States as obligee (JD Supra) 3/9/17

Longtime shared jurisdiction arrangement raises questions for tribes, state (Standard Journal) 3/8/17

National Indian Cannabis Coalition Says DOJ challenge to cannabis event could have been avoided (PR Web) 3/3/17

Feds target upcoming marijuana festival in Nevada (Huffington Post) 3/1/17

Little Traverse Bay Bands lawsuit leaves some worried, but should they? (Petos Key News) 1/23/17

Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (Indianz) 1/11/17

State signs landmark deal to allow tribal prosecution of low-level crimes (Alaska Dispatch News) 1/10/17


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