Skip Durocher

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to the Use of Tribal-Court Convictions as Predicate Offenses in Federal Domestic Violence...

On June 13, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a decision in United States v. Bryant, resolving a circuit split to hold that tribal-court convictions for domestic violence may be used as predicate offenses for the federal felony...more

6/14/2016 - Convictions Dollar General Domestic Violence Habitual Offender Status Prior Conviction Right To Counsel Sixth Amendment Tribal Courts US v Bryant

Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that Omaha Tribe’s Reservation Not Diminished by 1882 Statute

On March 22, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Nebraska v. Parker. In this case, Nebraska challenged the Omaha Indian Tribe’s right to enforce a Department of Interior-approved liquor ordinance on parts of the...more

3/25/2016 - Acts of Congress Land Sale Contract Native American Issues Nebraska v Parker Real Estate Agents Sales & Use Tax SCOTUS Tribal Lands Tribal Ordinances Wine & Alcohol

Supreme Court Rejects Tribe’s Equitable Tolling Argument in Contract Support Litigation

On January 25, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States, rejecting an argument that equitable tolling preserves some claims against the United States for failure to pay...more

1/27/2016 - Class Action Equitable Tolling Federal Funding Tribal Governments

Department of Justice Memorandum Regarding Legalization of Marijuana in Indian Country Raises More Questions Than Answers

On Thursday December 11, 2014, the press was abuzz about a just released Department of Justice memorandum titled “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” Some news outlets heralded the memorandum as a...more

12/15/2014 - DOJ Marijuana Native American Issues Tribal Lands

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms the Doctrine of Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Bay Mills Decision

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision, highly anticipated by Indian tribes and Indian law practitioners, in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, et al. In a 5-4 split, the Court reaffirmed the doctrine of...more

5/29/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

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