66 ABA Journal Tribal Law/Courts articles.
Jan 1, 2015 5:53 AM CST
The United States has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million in a record settlement with an American tribe in litigation over mismanagement of tribal resources.
The payment settles…
Sep 26, 2014 10:00 AM CDT
A Florida judge has thrown out a malpractice case brought by the Miccosukee Indian tribe alleging more than $10 million in billing fraud by two prominent Miami lawyers, the Dec 16, 2013 7:17 PM CST
The Cherokee Nation says in court papers filed last week that sovereign immunity protects it from efforts to collect more than $1 million in legal fees by lawyers for the…
Nov 25, 2013 7:35 PM CST
In a bitter custody dispute between a South Carolina adoptive couple and a child’s Native American birth father, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the adoptive parents. In Justice…
Jun 25, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
A federal judge put 19 lawyers in his Salt Lake City jury room on Monday morning and told them he hoped they would “identify genuine issues” in a nearly 40-year-old…
Jun 24, 2013 6:50 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an adoption dispute involving a toddler named Veronica and an American Indian father who initially renounced his parental rights by text message.…
Jan 7, 2013 2:38 PM CST
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