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Mark Trahant: The Indian law legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens
Mark Trahant: The Indian law legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens (July 18, 2019)

John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.


Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case
Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case (July 10, 2019)

It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.


Tribal consultation policies still lacking amid challenges of Trump era
Tribal consultation policies still lacking amid challenges of Trump era (April 23, 2019)

Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.


'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country
'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country (September 19, 2018)

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


Turtle Talk: Justice Kennedy was terrible for Indian Country
Turtle Talk: Justice Kennedy was terrible for Indian Country (June 29, 2018)

Of 55 Indian law cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1988 and 2018 Anthony Kennedy ruled against tribes a whopping 80 percent of the time.


Supreme Court goes out with a bang as key justice departs
Supreme Court goes out with a bang as key justice departs (June 27, 2018)

The Supreme Court will be undergoing another shakeup in the Trump era with the departure of a key member who has played a critical role in Indian law cases.


Trump administration sues Guam over land trust program for indigenous residents
Trump administration sues Guam over land trust program for indigenous residents (October 25, 2017)

The Trump administration is suing the government of Guam, a U.S. territory, over a land trust program that is meant to benefit the indigenous residents of the island.


Matthew Fletcher: Obama joins tribes on the right side of history
Matthew Fletcher: Obama joins tribes on the right side of history (September 12, 2016)

Indian tribes and their people often speak about taking history into consideration in making important decisions.


Matthew Fletcher: The Supreme Court and Indian Child Welfare Act
Matthew Fletcher: The Supreme Court and Indian Child Welfare Act (August 24, 2016)

The next justice likely will have to sift through zealous, emotional attacks on ICWA, Indian tribes and Indian people.


Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (June 23, 2016)

Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.


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.


Matthew Fletcher: Takeaways from Supreme Court's new decision
Matthew Fletcher: Takeaways from Supreme Court's new decision (June 14, 2016)

Professor Matthew Fletcher analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Bryant, an Indian Country domestic violence case.


Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case
Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case (April 19, 2016)

Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk offers some commentary on the oral argument in US v. Bryant.


Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies
Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies (March 4, 2016)

Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.


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.


Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments
Matthew Fletcher: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments (January 21, 2016)

There seemed to be two major threads of argument in Nebraska v. Parker.


Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court takes up tribal jurisdiction case
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court takes up tribal jurisdiction case (December 8, 2015)

Even if the Supreme Court does what Dollar General asks of it, that decision will be quickly, and maybe even hilariously, irrelevant as soon as it is announced. Nonmembers and tribes will shrug, and go back to what they were doing before.


Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (February 25, 2015)

The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.


Matthew Fletcher: Tribes seek control over their own destinies
Matthew Fletcher: Tribes seek control over their own destinies (June 9, 2014)

Professor Matthew Fletcher joins the debate over reparations for African Americans and compares it to tribal struggles for self-determination:


Matthew Fletcher: Addressing problems of Indian Civil Rights Act
Matthew Fletcher: Addressing problems of Indian Civil Rights Act (July 10, 2012)

"Harold Monteau’s recent op-ed on ICRA – labeling it a “dismal failure” in protecting the rights of individual Indians — is thought-provoking, to say the least. While I agree generally,...


MSU News: Holding non-Indians accountable on   reservations
MSU News: Holding non-Indians accountable on reservations (October 17, 2011)

"Domestic violence against Native American women and pollution of American Indian land - mostly at the hands of non-Native Americans - are just two of many issues that could destroy...


Matthew Fletcher: DOJ takes on violence against Indian women
Matthew Fletcher: DOJ takes on violence against Indian women (August 5, 2011)

"The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has, for the first time, proposed a dramatic expansion of American Indian tribal criminal jurisdiction in its recommendations to Congress on the reauthorization...


Interview with Matthew Fletcher on Indians in military law
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Interview with Matthew Fletcher on Indians in military law (June 7, 2011)

"Dr. Matthew L.M. Fletcher is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He was asked to comment on...