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Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case
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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.

Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory
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Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory (November 27, 2017)

After delaying action for more than two months, the Supreme Court finally delivered victory to the Oneida Nation in a long-running land case. But there's some drama thanks to Justice Clarence Thomas.

Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence
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Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (June 28, 2016)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.

Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law
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Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (June 23, 2016)

We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.

Supreme Court still holding onto ruling in tribal jurisdiction case
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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.

Supreme Court upholds use of tribal convictions in federal system
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Supreme Court upholds use of tribal convictions in federal system (June 13, 2016)

A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.

Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling
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Supreme Court debates 'inherent' tribal sovereignty in new ruling (June 9, 2016)

As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case, a different sovereignty dispute is exposing divisions on the nation's highest court.

Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case
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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.

Conservative groups try to strike down Indian Child Welfare Act
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Conservative groups try to strike down Indian Child Welfare Act (April 8, 2016)

One case argues that the 1978 law violates the U.S. Constitution because, in the eyes of conservatives, it only applies to one 'race' -- Indian children.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
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Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
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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.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs
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Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs (August 28, 2015)

A study looked a majority opinions issued by the high court and found a striking ideological overlap from a justice who has been hostile to Indian interests.

Turtle Talk: Justice   Thomas and his radical vision of Indian law
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Turtle Talk: Justice Thomas and his radical vision of Indian law (August 29, 2011)

'Much is being made of Justice Thomas as a rising leader in the Roberts Court, which quietly says a great deal about the incredible conservatism of the Court right now....

Kevin Abourezk: Justice Clarence Thomas talks to graduates
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Kevin Abourezk: Justice Clarence Thomas talks to graduates (May 9, 2011)

"In a speech peppered with references to war movies and historic war speeches, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told the University of Nebraska College of Law class of 2011...