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Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)

In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.


Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court
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Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court (February 8, 2016)

Attorney Brian Pierson looks at the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a contract support costs case that went against the Menominee Nation.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (October 8, 2015)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews recent developments in Indian law, including the acceptance of Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case affecting the Omaha Tribe, by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case (September 1, 2015)

The Supreme Court has described the rule that state and local governments may not tax Indians in Indian county as 'categorical.' The rule is far less clear where non-Indians are concerned, however.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (March 10, 2015)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.


Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuit
Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuit (March 2, 2015)

The non-Indian plaintiffs can now pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Brian Pierson: State law still matters as tribes pursue marijuana
Brian Pierson: State law still matters as tribes pursue marijuana (February 11, 2015)

The Department of Justice policy does not provide a complete legal foundation for tribal commercial marijuana enterprises.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribes
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribes (January 13, 2015)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law.


Brian Pierson: Tribal preference ruling strengthens sovereignty
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Brian Pierson: Tribal preference ruling strengthens sovereignty (September 29, 2014)

Attorney discusses the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in EEOC v. Peabody Western Coal.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (September 11, 2014)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (August 19, 2014)

Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.


Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law
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Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (July 15, 2014)

Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.


Brian Pierson: Tribes need more control over their trust lands
Brian Pierson: Tribes need more control over their trust lands (October 24, 2013)

Last year, the federal government took important steps toward returning control of Indian lands to tribes.


Opinion: Treaties support  tribes in    Wisconsin mining debacle
Opinion: Treaties support tribes in Wisconsin mining debacle (March 8, 2013)

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. Photo © Associated Press Attorney Brian Pierson weighs in on the mining bill that just passed the Wisconsin...