AMERICAN INDIAN LAW

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Petitioner Clayvin Herrera is a member of the Crow Tribe of Indians and lives on the Crow Reservation in St. Xavier, Montana. Clayvin Herrera v. Wyoming at 2. In January 2014, Herrera was hunting elk on Crow Reservation. Id. Herrera and other tribal...

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Lewis and Clarke’s five-year voyage to the Supreme Court began on October 22, 2011 with the chance encounter of Brian and Michelle Lewis (“Lewis”) and William Clarke (“Clarke”) in Norwalk, Connecticut. See Lewis v. Clarke, 135 A.3d 677, 679 (Conn. 2016...

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The Omaha Tribe, claiming that several residents and business owners resided within the boundaries of their reservation, attempted to enforce the Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance upon them. See Smith v. Parker, 996 F. Supp. 2d 815, 820 (D. Neb.) aff'...

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In 2011, Michael Bryant, Jr. was charged with violating 18 U.S.C. § 117(a), which involves the offense of domestic assault by a habitual offender. See United States v. Bryant, 769 F.3d 671, 673–74 (9th Cir. 2014); 18 U.S.C. § 117(a). Section 117(a)...

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On the morning of February 26, 2016, Officer James Saylor of the Crow Tribe Police Department was driving on a section of U.S. Highway 212 within the boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. United States v. Cooley at 4. Around 1:00 a.m...

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In 1981, Sharline and Ray Lundgren purchased 10 acres of land in Skagit County, Washington. Lundgren v. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, 187 Wash.2d 857, at 2. The land had previously belonged to Sharline’s grandmother, who purchased it in 1947. Id. Since...

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In March of 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide financial relief from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Confederated Tribes v. Mnuchin at 19. Title V of the CARES Act set aside $8...