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Articles are arranged from most recent (December) to least recent (January) for this particular year and topic.


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• • Loan companies owned by tribes have sovereign immunity (Metropolitan News-Enterprise) 12/17/08

• • Lawyer urges Indian sovereignty review (Lawrence Journal-World) 11/29/08

• • Ruling may affect tribes here (Tulsa World) 11/24/08

• • Appeals court upholds tribal immunity (Arizona Business Gazette) 11/20/08

• • Ninth Circuit rules Indian tribal immunity extends to profit-making businesses (Jurist) 11/16/08

• • Court protects Indian casino from lawsuit (Las Vegas Sun) 11/14/08

• • Judge OKs Oneidas' plan to buy golf course: Hobart wants tribe to waive its full sovereign immunity (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 11/13/08

• • Tribes go to court for every dollar (New London Day) 10/29/08

• • Supreme Court won't hear Osage Nation case (Indianz.com) 10/6/08

• • Congress is key to business equality in Falls (Niagara Gazette) 10/1/08

• • State tobacco taxes blocked on Yakama reservation (Seattle Times) 9/13/08

• • Oglala tribe must pay contractor $1.2 million (Argus Leader) 9/5/08

• • Suit by shunned Mass. tribe members dismissed (The Boston Herald) 6/27/08

• • U.S. Supreme Court rejects case by El Dorado Hills homeowner (The Sacramento Bee) 5/15/08

• • Supreme Court turns down Blue Lake Rancheria case (The Times-Standard) 5/13/08

• • Congressional Black Caucus attacks sovereign status of Indian nations (The Huffington Post) 4/16/08

• • Blue Lake Rancheria housing dispute may reach Supreme Court (The Times-Standard) 3/28/08

• • Law no threat to tribal hiring (The Tulsa World) 3/16/08


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