LAW & TREATY RIGHTS

Enviros Accuse Hawaii Of Flouting Aquarium Fishing Rules

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 5:17pm
Native Hawaiians and environmental groups have sued Hawaii in state court to end the free rein they say it gives the aquarium trade to collect marine animals from the state's reefs, a practice they say damages habitats and reduces traditional food sources.

Ariz. Voting Regs Discriminate Against Minorities: 9th Circ.

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 3:56pm
A divided en banc Ninth Circuit handed a win to the Democratic National Committee on Monday by ruling that Arizona’s rejection of out-of-precinct ballots and a state law preventing third-party ballot collection discriminated against Native American, Hispanic and African American voters in the state.

Cherokee Nation Urges High Court To Take Up Land Trust Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 3:47pm
The Cherokee Nation on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a Tenth Circuit decision that found the federal government can take a parcel of land on the tribe’s former reservation into trust for a separate Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma. 

Opioid MDL Special Master Sets Data Production Guidelines

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 1:25pm
A special master in the opioid multidistrict litigation in Ohio on Monday outlined what data pharmacies have to turn over to local governments in the litigation, including information on non-opioids that are associated with "doctor-shopping."

Surefire Marketing Methods To Build Your Legal Practice

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 11:31am
Attorneys who take the time and the risk to showcase their talents through speaking, writing and teaching will find that opportunities will begin building upon themselves, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

7th Circ. Begrudgingly Denies Tribal Effort To Revive Mine Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 11:16am
The Seventh Circuit said that though a Wisconsin tribe ran into “regulatory misdirection,” it still doesn't have the grounds to challenge two letters from federal agencies that conclude Michigan is in charge of a key permit for a proposed mine.

TC Energy Renews Bid To Dump Tribes' Keystone XL Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 3:53pm
TC Energy Corp. on Friday renewed its bid to end a challenge by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community to the company's Keystone XL pipeline, blasting the tribes' claims that President Donald Trump unconstitutionally issued a new cross-border permit for the controversial pipeline.

Feds Deny Comanches Have Case Against Chickasaw Casino

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 1:51pm
The U.S. government has asked an Oklahoma federal court to toss the Comanche Nation's challenge to a land acquisition for a Chickasaw Nation casino, saying the Comanches' environmental and historic preservation claims are moot because the casino has been built and is in operation.

Calif. Tribe Sues Water Districts Over Groundwater Charge

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 12:58pm
Two California water agencies should not be allowed to charge a tribe for groundwater production, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians said in a new lawsuit Friday.

Pharmacies Can't Escape Public Nuisance In Opioid MDL

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 12:37pm
An Ohio federal judge on Monday refused attempts by Rite Aid, Walmart and others to dismiss claims alleging that their failure to stop opioids from being diverted for illicit purposes created a public nuisance, saying that counties had shown evidence to back the allegations.

9th Circ. Won't Revisit Decision To Curb Tribal Police Powers

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 12:20pm
The full Ninth Circuit on Friday denied the federal government’s bid for rehearing of a panel decision approving the suppression of evidence obtained by a Crow tribal police officer during a highway stop, sparking a dissent claiming the decision tossed aside decades of precedent backing tribal police.

Setting Boundaries: An Essential Skill For Lawyers

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 11:18am
While lawyers may often view boundaries as a restraint on their potential or a sign of weakness, failing to establish good boundaries can have negative consequences for their health, behaviors, relationships and careers, says Jennifer Gibbs at Zelle.

Kevin Stitt: Tribes must share more gaming revenues with Oklahoma

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - January 27, 2020 - 11:00am
The Native American governor of Oklahoma took office a year ago. His relationship with tribes hasn't been the greatest.

Justices Will Hear Texas-NM Pecos River Evaporation Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 10:44am
Texas won its bid Monday to directly address the U.S. Supreme Court in its challenge to a ruling that New Mexico can reduce the amount of Pecos River water delivered to the Lone Star State based on how much evaporated in storage at a reservoir.

Trump's NEPA Reform Is Crucial For Energy Development

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 27, 2020 - 9:50am
The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s recently proposed reform to the National Environmental Policy Act will further American energy progress in 2020 and beyond, and should be finalized as soon as practicable, say Paul Afonso and Ben Norris of the American Petroleum Institute.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe turns to Congress after hitting end of road at Supreme Court

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - January 27, 2020 - 7:03am
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe won't be able to argue for its gaming rights at the nation's highest court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - January 27, 2020 - 6:33am
Class II gaming is not subject to state or local jurisdiction but a federal judge is trying to force the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to cede authority anyway.

3 Takeaways From The New, Narrower Clean Water Act Rule

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 24, 2020 - 4:03pm
The Trump administration has shortened the reach of the Clean Water Act and claims to have made permitting under the law more predictable, but the new rule is likely to end up in the same place as the Obama-era one it replaced — mired in litigation and vulnerable to political winds.

Insys Shows RICO As Good For Kapoor As For Whitey Bulger

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 24, 2020 - 2:48pm
The landmark racketeering conviction of former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives shows that the same statute used to prosecute mob boss Whitey Bulger can and should be used against corporate bigwigs, Boston prosecutors told Law360.

AmerisourceBergen Wants Del. Justices On Opioid Doc Fight

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 24, 2020 - 2:07pm
AmerisourceBergen wants the Delaware Supreme Court to review a trial court decision that ordered it to provide stockholders with records on its compliance with opioid drug distribution controls, arguing the ruling expands investor records demand rights beyond prior decisions.

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