2021 State Court Cases

Last updated: May 12, 2021

Next update should be ready by: May 19, 2021

Recently Added Cases:

Walsh v. State of Minnesota
Materials via Turtle Talk
2021 WL 1847739
A20-1083
Court of Appeals of Minnesota.
May 10, 2021

Legal Topics: Reservation Boundary; Law Enforcement Jurisdiction

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of T.A.V.G.
2021 WL 1846551
A20-1404
Court of Appeals of Minnesota.
May 10, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act

In the Matter of N.C.H.
311 Or.App. 102
A174594
Court of Appeals of Oregon
May 5, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

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Michael C., Tyana T. v. Department of Child Safety, Greenville Rancheria
2021 WL 1696745
No. 1 CA-JV 20-0302
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
April 29, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Olga C. v. Department of Child Safety, Tohono O'odham Nation
2021 WL 1696853
No. 1 CA-JV 20-0397
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
April 29, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

South Point Energy Center LLC v. Arizona Department of Revenue
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2021 WL 1623343
No. 1 CA-TX 20-0004
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
April 27, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Taxation

In the Matter of M.L.B.
2021-NCSC-51
No. 243A20
Supreme Court of North Carolina.
April 23, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Duke S. v. State of Alaska
2021 WL 1400899
Supreme Court No. S-17833
Supreme Court of Alaska.
April 14, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Harris v. Arkansas Department of Human Services
2021 Ark.App.158
No. CV-20-706
Court of Appeals of Arkansas, Division II.
April 7, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Matter of Welfare of Children of J.C.L.
2021 WL 1343349
A20-1521
Court of Appeals of Minnesota.
April 12, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Grayson v. State of Oklahoma
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2021 WL 1231591
Case No. F-2018-1229
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
April 1, 2021

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction; Reservation Boundary

Spears v. State of Oklahoma
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2021 WL 1231542
Case No. F-2019-330
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
April 1, 2021

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction; Reservation Boundary

Sizemore v. State of Oklahoma
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2021 WL 1231493
Case No. F-2018-1140
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
April 1, 2021

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction; Reservation Boundary

 

 

March

Moyant v. Petit
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2021 WL 1096367
No. Pen-20-190
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine.
March 23, 2021

Legal Topics: Exhaustion of Tribal Court Remedies; Land Dispute

In re Cottelit/Payment
2021 WL 1056159
No. 354423
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
March 18, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

State in Interest of A.R.F.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2021 WL 1034548
No. 20200795-CA
Court of Appeals of Utah.
March 18, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In the Matter of D.D.
2021 WL 972404
No. DA 20-0347
Supreme Court of Montana.
March 16, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Bosse v. State of Oklahoma
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2021 WL 958372
No. PCD-2019-124
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
March 11, 2021

Legal Topics: Reservation Boundaries; Criminal Jurisdiction

Hogner v. State of Oklahoma
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2021 WL 958412
No. F-2018-138
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
March 11, 2021

Legal Topics: Reservation Boundaries; Criminal Jurisdiction

In the Matter of K.L.N.
2021 WL 870586
No. DA 20-0315
Supreme Court of Montana.
March 9, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Unkechaug Indian Nation v. Treadwell
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2021 WL 799811
2020-03645, 2020-06690
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
March 3, 2021

Legal Topics: Land Assignment

February

Workforce Safety and Insurance v. Cherokee Services Corp.
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2021 WL 630357
No. 20200166
Supreme Court of North Dakota.
February 18, 2021

Legal Topics: Sovereign Immunity

In re Kameron N.
2021 WL 609020
No. AC 44086
Appellate Court of Connecticut.
February 16, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

Walker E. v. State of Alaska
2021 WL 523772
Supreme Court No. S-17778
Supreme Court of Alaska.
February 12, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

People of the State of Michigan v. Caswell
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2021 WL 519712
No. 353537
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
February 11, 2021

Legal Topics: Treaty Rights

In re Groves
2021 WL 527389
No. 354216, No. 354217
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
February 11, 2021

Legal Topics: Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

Warehouse Market Inc. v. State of Oklahoma and Muscogee (Creek) Nation
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2021 WL 345414
No. 118504
Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
February 2, 2021

Legal Topics: Nonmember Taxation

State of South Dakota v. Cummings
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2021 WL 280526
No. 29010
Supreme Court of South Dakota.
January 27, 2021

Synopsis: Defendant, a Native American, was indicted for third-degree burglary, grand theft, and intentional damage to property. The Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Bennett County, Bobbi J. Rank, J., granted defendant's motion to suppress statements he made to state officer, determining officer lacked authority to investigate crimes in Indian country. The State petitioned for intermediate appeal.
Holdings: The Supreme Court, Jensen, J., held that:
1) state officer did not violate any jurisdictional principles by entering Indian country to investigate crimes that occurred outside Indian country, abrogating State v. Spotted Horse, 462 N.W.2d 463 and State v. Cummings, 2004 S.D. 56, 679 N.W.2d 484, and
2) officers' encounter with defendant at his home in Indian country was consensual, and thus, did not constitute a seizure for purposes of the Fourth Amendment.
Reversed and remanded.

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Okanogan County
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2021 WL 347346
No. 37129-8-III
Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 3.
February 2, 2021

Legal Topics: Land Use Ordinance

 

 

January

Self v. Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria
Materials via Turtle Talk
2021 WL 248813
No. A158632
Court of Appeal, First District, Division 5, California.
January 26, 2021

Legal Topics: Sovereign Immunity; Quiet Title Action

Jesse S. v. Department of Child Safety, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
2021 WL 126959
No. 1 CA-JV 20-0268
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
January 14, 2021

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

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