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Fifth Circuit: ICWA is Constitutional on All Counts


The Fifth Circuit overturned the Northern District of Texas today with strong language supporting ICWA. The Court found that the plaintiffs did have standing, but found against them on all other counts. 362 more words


American Indian Children and The Law

American Indian Children and the Law by Kathryn “Kate” E. Fort, Director of the Indian Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law, is now available. 99 more words


Fletcher: "Indian Children and the Fifth Amendment"

Forthcoming in the Montana Law Review’s Browning Symposium issue, available at SSRN here.

An excerpt:

Many of my first memories revolve around my grandmother Laura Mamagona’s apartment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

9 best DeMarcus Lawrence performances with mountains of highlights

After endless days of on-again, off-again updates on the tug of war  between two sides, DeMarcus Lawrence is officially back with the Dallas Cowboys for the forseeable future. 1,295 more words

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Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming Cert Petition


cert petition

Questions presented:

1. Whether the Eighth Circuit erred in holding, in conflict with decisions of this Court and three other courts of appeals, that the possibility of filing a separate mandamus action was in and of itself “sufficient” to provide an “adequate opportunity” requiring Younger abstention, where plaintiffs had no opportunity to challenge the constitutionality of the preliminary hearing procedure in the course of the state’s abuse and neglect proceedings?

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher