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Native American Law Watch Summer 2018

Current Law Watch Articles: Supreme Court Ducks Addressing “Immovable Property” Exception to Tribal Sovereign Immunity As Chief Justice Roberts put it in his concurring opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, “There should be a means of resolving a mundane dispute…

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Modrall Sperling Receives Special Award for Pro Bono Service

Susan Miller Bisong, a shareholder at Modrall Sperling, accepted the Volunteer Attorney Program’s Special Award at this year’s Volunteer Attorney Appreciation Luncheon. The firm was honored for its ongoing commitment to providing no- and low-cost legal services to citizens across the area,…

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Supreme Court Ducks Addressing “Immovable Property” Exception to Tribal Sovereign Immunity

As Chief Justice Roberts put it in his concurring opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, “There should be a means of resolving a mundane dispute over property ownership, even when one of the parties to the dispute—involving non-trust, non-reservation land—is…

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Update on Dakota Access Pipeline Litigation

The Dakota Access Pipeline litigation was originally brought by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in 2016, quickly joined by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, to challenge construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (“DAPL”), and specifically DAPL’s crossing of the Missouri River at…

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