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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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• • Domestic violence: rulings could stem epidemic on American Indian reservations (The Huffington Post) 12/12/11

• • New law attempts to bring justice to Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 12/01/11

• • Supreme Court puts off action on self-determination litigation (Indianz.com) 11/28/11

• • Loleta smoke shop on tribal land sued for 'contraband cigarettes' (The Humboldt Beacon) 11/09/11

• • Tribe requires tenants to prove immigration status (Washington Examiner) 11/08/11

• • Judge grants tribal courts power in child-support cases (The News Tribune) 10/31/11

• • Judge in Colorado won’t give ICWA case to Navajo Nation(Indianz.com) 10/25/11

• • North Dakota tribe to enforce vehicle code against non-Indians (Indianz.com) 09/21/11

• • New York Times debates tribal rights v. racial justice (Indian Country Today) 09/16/11

• • Sault tribe committee opposes UP moose hunt (The Chicago Tribune) 09/07/11

• • Idaho tribes look to federalize their police to bridge jurisdiction gaps (The Spokesman-Review) 09/06/11

• • Tribal leader agrees with dismissal of Hills lawsuit (Rapid City Journal) 08/10/11
Read more in our Federal Trial Courts Bulletin

• • Should California recognize tribes' civil court rulings? (Capitol Weekly) 08/04/11

• • President Obama statement on year of Tribal Law and Order Act (Indianz.com) 08/01/11

• • Feds aim to combat family violence on reservations (The Deseret News) 07/31/11

• • State: tribes proceed cautiously with federal law provision (The Daily Courier) 07/26/11

• • Chickasaw Nation wins case against labor board over jurisdiction in union-organizing complaints (NewsOK) 07/20/11

• • Indians lose bid to stop Minnesota power line (Courthouse News Service) 06/28/11
Read more in our District Court Bulletin

• • Court declines to hear California's appeal on Indian casinos (appeal-democrat) 06/27/11
Read more in our Supreme Court Bulletin

• • Oglala Sioux Tribe considers putting public safety agencies unde BIA control (Rapid City Journal) 06/27/11

• • Judge rules Skywalk partner must go to Hualapai Tribe's court (Indianz.com) 06/24/11
Read more in our District Court Bulletin

• • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds for Indian tribes in case central to tribal sovereignty (Char-Koosta News) 06/23/11
Read more in our Court of Appeals Bulletin

• • Noem bill targets ruling on tribal sovereignty (The Argus Leader) 06/23/11

• • Supreme Court declines to hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute (Indianz.com) 06/21/11

• • Ninth Circuit roundly affirms tribal court jurisdiction in Water Wheel case (Turtle Talk) 06/10/11
Read more on this case at our Court of Appeals Bulletin

• • Supreme Court ruling strengthens sovereignty in Indian Country (Great Falls Tribune) 06/04/11 [For more information on this Montana Supreme Court ruling click here.]

• • AP Impact: US declines to try half Native crimes (Associated Press) 05/31/11

• • 10th Circuit sides with tribes on self-determination contracts (Indianz.com) 05/09/11

• • Changes to nation code challenged (Poten.com) 04/16/11

• • Appeals court overturns cockfighting conviction (Tulsa World) 04/12/11

• • Fla. millionair fights Mohegan Sun over $1.2m gambling debt (The Boston Globe) 03/19/11

• • 8th Circuit to consider Oglala Sioux man's case (Indianz.com) 03/10/11

• • GOA report calls for DOI and DOJ to coordinate with tribal courts (Native American Law Blog) 03/13/11

• • Supreme Court calls for views of solicitor general (OsageTribe.com) 02/22/11

• • Despite illegality, medical marijuana a growing issue for reservations (Great Falls Tribune) 02/20/11

• • House panel mulls giving tribes state arrest power (News From Indian Country) 02/15/11

• • Tribal courts expand: new law gives tribal courts authority to try felonies (kuow.org) 01/31/11

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