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Consistent Enforcement of Drug Policies Key to Avoiding Disparate Treatment Claims

Following termination stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, a Native American female, appearing pro se, filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, Mohave County’s Public Works Department. She alleged...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #6

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in five cases on June 23, 2016: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981: Petitioner Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas at...more

Supreme Court Update: Glossip V. Gross (15-7955) And Order List

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

We're back with our final Update of OT14, covering Glossip v. Gross (15-7955), a doubly divisive death-penalty case, and providing a roundup of the Court's orders over the last few weeks. (Did you think we'd forgotten about...more

Baker's Openness to Changing State Flag Could Lead to Something Much Better

by PretiFlaherty on

Governor Charlie Baker gave a jolt of energy recently to an idea that’s been languishing at the State House for years and that came to the fore this week because of the racially motivated slaughter of nine African-Americans...more

Transgender Native American Prisoner Denied Access to Sweat Lodge and Unsatisfied with the Alternative Sues under RLUIPA: More on...

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Corrections Corporation of America (Dist. Idaho 2015) because the decision reflects a recent trend in RLUIPA cases: close judicial scrutiny as to whether a compelling government interest is furthered by “the least restrictive...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds TERO Requirements in Indian Country Mineral Leasing

by BakerHostetler on

Conducting commercial operations on tribal lands can pose significant challenges for non-Indian companies. Demonstrating sensitivity to the cultural nuances of Native American society and navigating the complex web of federal...more

Religious Institutions Update: March 2013

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In this Issue: - Key Cases - Court Upholds Permitting, Licensing and Zoning Regulation of Spiritual Counselors - Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Denied Injunctive Relief for Statistical Imbalance in...more

ZAPU- Life from the belly of the beast

by Lloyd Msipa on

Jonah is the name given in the bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel, about the 8th century BC. In the book of Jonah, he is ordered by God to go the city of Nineveh to prophesy against their wickedness that was...more

California Lawyer’s analysis of Indian Law, Tribal Law and Native American Law

by Sebastian Gibson on

Perhaps there is no area of law in California where there are so few knowledgeable attorneys than in the area of Tribal Law and Native American Law. Perhaps in no area of law are there so few resources for lawyers to even...more

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