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Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case (June 27, 2019)

The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.


Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case (June 26, 2019)

The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case
Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case (March 26, 2019)

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.


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.


States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation
States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (June 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.


Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case
Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.


Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case
Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case (May 21, 2018)

In a rare win for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched sovereign immunity case.


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.


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 case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (April 19, 2016)

A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.


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.


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.