59 ABA Journal Tribal Law/Courts articles.
Oct 1, 2012 5:10 AM CDT
Kevin Washburn, dean of the University of New Mexico Law School, was recently nominated to head the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A member of Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Nation, the Aug 7, 2012 4:26 PM CDT
Mar 1, 2011 9:43 AM CST
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a lawyer for advising Najavo nation lawmakers to ignore its rulings.
The court ordered lawyer Frank Seanez to be removed from the…
Oct 25, 2010 1:58 PM CDT
If you’re thinking about a family vacation that would include some real-life civics lessons, you might want to consider heading to Tahlequah, Okla.
Jul 1, 2010 9:40 AM CDT
A law professor, a judge and a legal advocacy group will share this year’s $500,000 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize.
John Dugard, a lawyer, writer and teacher who has challenged…
Jun 16, 2010 12:32 PM CDT
Citing an “unacceptable tide of domestic and sexual violence” on Indian reservations, a senior U.S. Department of Justice official has called on federal prosecutors in 33 states to step up…
Jan 11, 2010 9:34 PM CST
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that people injured in Chocktaw casinos can sue in state courts as well as tribal courts.
The tribe’s gaming contract with the state had…
Jul 13, 2009 5:47 PM CDT
A group of Southern Ute tribesmen from southwest Colorado are about to take a historic journey. It’s not because they need to look elsewhere to find healthy game to hunt,…
Nov 3, 2008 11:32 PM CST
A federal judge has ruled that an Indian tribe formed during a meeting at an Arby’s restaurant in Provo, Utah, is a “complete sham” and the judgments awarded to the…
May 6, 2008 2:24 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the federal government can take land into trust for an Indian tribe, a move that could bar states from preventing the…
Feb 29, 2008 6:55 PM CST
Want to specialize? Be patient, pull overtime.
Jan 1, 2008 9:37 PM CST
In an unusual firsthand look at the conditions of a trailer park, U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson trekked through muddy roads, accompanying inspectors at Duroville on the Torres Martinez Indian…
Dec 21, 2007 7:11 PM CST
Underfunded and something of an afterthought in the nation’s legal scheme, tribal courts present special challenges for the judges who oversee them.
Judge Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, for instance, sounded much…
Dec 12, 2007 8:26 PM CST
Plaintiffs who want to sue Indian-owned casinos are finding justice depends on tribal court systems that may be lacking in fairness, some lawyers contend.
Many tribes with casinos and other…
Oct 12, 2007 6:55 PM CDT