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Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.


Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)

Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.


President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat
President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (January 30, 2017)

Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.


Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country
Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country (July 22, 2016)

Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.


Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session
Navajo Nation leaders reflect on historic Supreme Court session (June 28, 2016)

Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.


Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 28, 2016)

A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.


Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case
Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case (June 27, 2016)

The Supreme Court has never won medals for transparency.


Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)

With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.


Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court deadlocks in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (June 23, 2016)

Dollar General must now answer to a lawsuit filed in the courts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (June 23, 2016)

By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.


Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case
Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case (June 16, 2016)

With the nation's highest court down to just eight members, the justices have yet to reach clear consensus in the closely-watched dispute.


Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute
Long wait continues for decision in tribal court jurisdiction dispute (June 13, 2016)

It's been 189 days since the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.


Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction dispute
Clock keeps ticking on closely-watched tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 6, 2016)

The Dollar General case remains the oldest on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case
Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 31, 2016)

The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.


Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (May 23, 2016)

It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.


Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (April 18, 2016)

US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.


Vacancy on Supreme Court already impacts high-profile cases
Vacancy on Supreme Court already impacts high-profile cases (March 30, 2016)

Tribal leaders have been urging the Senate to fill the vacancy in order to avoid uncertainties.


Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.


Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community (March 8, 2016)

Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.


Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme Court
Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme Court (February 29, 2016)

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.


Steven Newcomb: Justice Scalia didn't know anything about Indian law
Steven Newcomb: Justice Scalia didn't know anything about Indian law (February 26, 2016)

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.


No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (February 22, 2016)

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.


Marci Hamilton: Justice Scalia was right in Native peyote case
Marci Hamilton: Justice Scalia was right in Native peyote case (February 19, 2016)

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.


Supreme Court delays work due to ceremony for Justice Scalia
Supreme Court delays work due to ceremony for Justice Scalia (February 19, 2016)

A large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C., to pay their respects to the late Antonin Scalia.


April Youpee-Roll: Supreme Court makes up Indian law decisions
April Youpee-Roll: Supreme Court makes up Indian law decisions (February 18, 2016)

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.


Linda Greenhouse: A chance to reset the partisan Supreme Court
Linda Greenhouse: A chance to reset the partisan Supreme Court (February 18, 2016)

For the court and the country, this is an important moment in every possible respect.


Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereignty
Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereignty (February 18, 2016)

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.


Matthew Fletcher: Tribes couldn't count on Justice Antonin Scalia's vote
Matthew Fletcher: Tribes couldn't count on Justice Antonin Scalia's vote (February 17, 2016)

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.


President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court
President Obama reaffirms intent to fill vacancy on Supreme Court (February 17, 2016)

The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia presents a historic opportunity to reshape the high court's impact in Indian Country.


David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record
David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record (February 17, 2016)

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.


Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case
Stakes raised as Supreme Court weighs domestic violence case (February 16, 2016)

Before the passing of Antonin Scalia, the justices agreed to determine whether tribal court convictions can be used against repeat domestic violence offenders.


Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian law
Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian law (February 15, 2016)

Justice Scalia was a worthy adversary, a man of talent and skill. He was just wrong.


Justice Antonin Scalia dies with Indian law cases on the docket
Justice Antonin Scalia dies with Indian law cases on the docket (February 13, 2016)

The late justice was a consistent anti-tribal voice on the nation's highest court.


Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute
Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (January 20, 2016)

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.


Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time
Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time (December 10, 2015)

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.


Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case
Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case (December 7, 2015)

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.


Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term
Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term (December 4, 2015)

The Menominee Nation faced some skeptical questions as the justices heard their third contract support costs case in a decade.


Steven Newcomb:   Scalia 'never heard' about Indian law cases
Steven Newcomb: Scalia 'never heard' about Indian law cases (June 24, 2011)

"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...


SCOTUSblog: Justice Scalia makes the case for Indian defendant
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SCOTUSblog: Justice Scalia makes the case for Indian defendant (March 3, 2011)

"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...