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The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.
Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.
Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.
The Supreme Court has never won medals for transparency.
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.
With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices have yet to reach clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.
It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
The Dollar General case remains the oldest on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
Tribal leaders have been urging the Senate to fill the vacancy in order to avoid uncertainties.
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.
Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.
When President Obama puts forward a nominee to replace Justice Scalia, Indians would do well to inquire of other Indians living in the nominee’s legal stomping grounds whether the nominee’s biases run for us or against us.
It probably sounds axiomatic to say this, but the men and women who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court can only make decisions based on what they know.
Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.
It did not take long after Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected passing for someone to attack him for having authored Employment Div. v. Smith, and to accuse him of 'abandoning' religious liberty.
A large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C., to pay their respects to the late Antonin Scalia.
The Indian law cases that land before the Supreme Court have broad implications for real human beings subject to an inordinate amount of federal discretion.
For the court and the country, this is an important moment in every possible respect.
No matter who gets the seat left by Antonin Scalia, the education of the Supreme Court about the rights of Indigenous Peoples will be a strenuous journey.
Justice Scalia voted in favor of tribal interests 16.2 percent of the time — I count 8 1/2 votes in favor, and 52 1/2 votes against.
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.
Justice Scalia’s Indian Law opinions between 1986-2016 both reaffirmed federal superiority over Native peoples and also dramatically elevated state power vis-a-vis tribal governments in most of the opinions he wrote or joined.
Before the passing of Antonin Scalia, the justices agreed to determine whether tribal court convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.
Justice Scalia was a worthy adversary, a man of talent and skill. He was just wrong.
The late justice was a consistent anti-tribal voice on the nation's highest court.
The justices appeared skeptical of the state of Nebraska's attempts to diminish the reservation by excluding the village of Pender from the tribe's land base.
Attention is centering on comments from Justice Antonin Scalia, who argued that affirmative action ends up hurting minority students, a frequent claim made by conservative opponents.
Carrying signs and chanting slogans on a sunny winter morning, the message of the protest was clear: 'Shame on Dollar General' for challenging tribal sovereignty.
The Menominee Nation faced some skeptical questions as the justices heard their third contract support costs case in a decade.
"At a reception, I had an opportunity to talk with Justice Scalia. After saying hello and telling him my name, I asked: “I wonder if you might have ever read...
"Two days after winding up, quite angrily, on the losing end of a major criminal law ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia moved energetically on Wednesday to try to make sure it...