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Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma (November 16, 2020)The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.
Supreme Court hears arguments in Affordable Care Act case (November 10, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Federal murder charge laid against former police officer (November 6, 2020)A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.
State of Alaska backs Native corporations in COVID-19 dispute (November 5, 2020)The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: A historic pick for the Supreme Court (November 2, 2020)Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified and a great choice to serve on the highest court in the land.
Rep. Tom Cole: The right person for the Supreme Court (November 2, 2020)American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Cronkite News: Vulnerable Republican pledges vote for Supreme Court nominee (October 22, 2020)With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court to hear Trump border wall case (October 20, 2020)Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
Indian Country and the Affordable Care Act (October 16, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?
Navajo Nation urges citizens to complete 2020 Census as count comes to end (October 14, 2020)An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
Sen. Udall: Indian health care at risk with Supreme Court nominee (October 13, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is taking aim at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Indian Country Today: Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act up to federal courts (October 12, 2020)Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
Peter d’Errico: Racist Indian law doctrine springs into action (October 8, 2020)How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
Doug George-Kanentiio: The tragic legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (October 7, 2020)The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Gabe Galanda: The forgotten plight of the disenrolled in Indian Country (October 6, 2020)Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.
Native America Calling: Filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat (October 2, 2020)What do Native Americans look for in a Supreme Court justice? Join Native America Calling for a discussion.
Trump administration deals with fallout from tribal victory at Supreme Court (September 30, 2020)The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
Montana American Indian Caucus: Don’t vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee (September 28, 2020)Indian lawmakers in Montana are asking Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) to “stand by your word” when it comes to voting on the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Montana Free Press: Affordable Care Act deemed essential for Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Advocates says continuance of the Affordable Care Act is vital to the health of tribes in Montana.
Appeals court sides with tribes in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 25, 2020)Alaska Native corporations are not entitled to shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, a federal appeals court ruled in a closely-watched case.
Appeals court hears arguments in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 11, 2020)Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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