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Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


Seminole Tribe loses appeal in long-running taxation dispute
Seminole Tribe loses appeal in long-running taxation dispute (December 10, 2018)

The Seminole Tribe must pay utility taxes to the state of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for a second time.


Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.


Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee
Poarch Band of Creek Indians can't be sued for firing employee (October 20, 2016)

A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.


Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity
Shingle Springs Band wins ruling in dispute over sovereign immunity (August 9, 2016)

The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.


Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)

For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.


Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.


Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court
Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (June 13, 2016)

The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (April 8, 2016)

Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.


Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute
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Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute (March 24, 2016)

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.


Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim (March 8, 2016)

The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.


Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office (November 11, 2015)

Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.


Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Brian Pierson: Big decision in Seminole Tribe's taxation case (September 1, 2015)

The Supreme Court has described the rule that state and local governments may not tax Indians in Indian county as 'categorical.' The rule is far less clear where non-Indians are concerned, however.


Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida
Seminole Tribe wins major decision in taxation dispute in Florida (August 26, 2015)

In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.


Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy
Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy (August 10, 2015)

The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.


Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (June 2, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.


11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case
11th Circuit hears arguments in Seminole Tribe taxation case (May 13, 2015)

A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.


Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case
Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (January 26, 2015)

Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.


Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (January 13, 2015)

The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.


Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe
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Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (December 23, 2014)

The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.


Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS
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Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (December 9, 2014)

A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.


Law Article: Court won't force arbitration in Indian lending case
Law Article: Court won't force arbitration in Indian lending case (October 7, 2014)

Attorney discusses decision involving a defunct online lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.


Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to health reform
Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to health reform (November 14, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. In an...


Supreme Court declines to hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute
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Supreme Court declines to hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute (June 21, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a petition in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida won a $1.65 million tribal...


Supreme Court to weigh petitions in four Indian law cases
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Supreme Court to weigh petitions in four Indian law cases (June 10, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering petitions in four Indian law cases next month. On June 16, the justices will consider Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court...


DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court   in tribal court   dispute
DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in tribal court dispute (May 24, 2011)

At the request of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Justice submitted a brief in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Government attorneys are urging...


Supreme Court requests DOJ brief in tribal court jurisdiction case
Supreme Court requests DOJ brief in tribal court jurisdiction case (January 24, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court today asked for the views of the Department of Justice in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida...