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Ninth Circuit Rejects Alaska's Effort to Condemn Alaska Native Allotments

Here are the materials in State of Alaska v. United States:

CA9 Opinion

An excerpt:

The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of quiet title and declaratory judgment claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and vacated the dismissal of a condemnation claim in a case involving a land dispute between the State of Alaska and two Alaska Natives, Agnes and Anne Purdy, concerning ownership of rights-of-way for four public trails that cross the Purdys’ land.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Supreme Court Petition Involving NAGPRA, Rule 19, and Tribal Immunity

Here is the petition in White v. Regents of the University of California:

White Cert Petition

Questions presented:

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which governs repatriation of human remains to Native American tribes, contains an enforcement provision that states, “The United States district courts shall have jurisdiction over any action brought by any person alleging a violation of this chapter and shall have the authority to issue such orders as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter.” 25 U.S.C.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher