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Balancing Opposing Cultural and Religious Beliefs on a Shared Reservation: Agency consideration of “Native American culture” not enough to demonstrate narrowly tailored compelling interest

In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe,[1. 2015 WL 1137487, No. 2:11-CV-00347-ABJ (D. Wyo. Mar. 12, 2015).] the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming contrasted two tribes’ eagle interests, the First Amendment, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Supreme…

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17 Selected in Chambers USA

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce that it has received high honors from Chambers & Partners in the 2015 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. A total of…

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Native American Law Watch – Spring 2015

View as PDF Articles: Balancing Opposing Cultural and Religious Beliefs on a Shared Reservation: Agency consideration of “Native American culture” not enough to demonstrate narrowly tailored compelling interest In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe, the United States District Court for the District of…

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Lorena Olmos Interview in Super Lawyers® Magazine

Lorena Olmos, a Modrall Sperling shareholder, was interviewed and featured in the 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine. Lorena is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and is Chair…

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Revised Draft Guidance Regarding Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

Introduction: On December 18, 2014, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) issued revised draft guidance (“Revised Draft Guidance”)[1. Available here.] for analyzing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and climate change impacts in National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) analyses.  CEQ’s Revised Draft Guidance replaces the CEQ’s 2010…

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Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Fracking Near Chaco Canyon

The fight over fracturing (“fracking”) associated with directional drilling plans for the Mancos Shale in northern New Mexico is heating up. On March 11, 2015, a coalition of environmental groups, including Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, San Juan Citizens Alliance, Wildearth…

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