72 ABA Journal Tribal Law/Courts articles.
To borrow an analogy from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., if lawyers are baseball players and judges are umpires, then Greg Smith not only calls balls and strikes, he also throws them and tries to hit them. Smith is a family lawyer in Tennessee. When he’s not practicing law, he’s interpreting it—serving as a judge at three different levels of government.
Nov 1, 2019 2:10 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined with four liberal justices on Monday in a ruling for a member of the Crow Tribe who was arrested for offseason hunting.…
May 20, 2019 11:40 AM CDT
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is no longer welcome on the Pine Ridge Reservation because of her support for anti-rioting laws passed in response to protests of the Keystone XL…
May 3, 2019 3:20 PM CDT
Feb 14, 2019 6:15 PM CST
Oct 10, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Patrick Murphy doesn’t deny participating in the murder and mutilation of George Jacobs in 1999.
But it’s possible that his conviction doesn’t count. As Murphy argued in a habeas appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver, he’s a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as was Jacobs, and the murder took place on land that was part of the tribe’s reservation as defined by an 1866 treaty.
Sep 1, 2018 2:20 AM CDT
Chief Judge Abby Abinanti presides over the Yurok Tribal Court in Klamath, California, and her community-based, restorative approach to justice, along with initiatives she helped launch and lead, are improving lives across this remote Northern California reservation. There’s a wellness program to help drug offenders, a community restitution program, and even a program for those accused of domestic violence that has a recidivism rate of zero.
Mar 1, 2018 2:35 AM CST
A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
DNA-People’s Legal Services…
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 PM CDT
Pharmaceutical companies and drugstore retailers, named as defendants in a tribal court lawsuit alleging gross negligence, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment related to the delivery system for prescription opiates, want…
Jul 24, 2017 7:45 AM CDT
Jun 7, 2017 9:21 AM CDT
The Trump administration has complied with a nationwide injunction blocking the president’s executive order banning refugees and some immigrants from entering the United States.
But that hasn’t stopped some…
Feb 7, 2017 7:00 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Jan 11, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Dec 1, 2016 4:30 AM CST
Alexandria P.’s short life has been full of harsh goodbyes. At 17 months, she was taken from her parents after accusations of neglect. Los Angeles County authorities placed her in…
Oct 1, 2016 5:00 AM CDT
The federal government announced on Friday that it will halt construction of an oil pipeline near a lake that plays an important role to members of the Standing Rock Sioux…
Sep 9, 2016 3:27 PM CDT