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Legal News
1 day ago
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Anthony Kennedy on Friday issued an order [order, PDF] blocking the Native Hawaiian Role Commission (NHRC) from counting the ballots and certifying the winner of a wholly native-Hawaiian election now taking place in the US state of Hawaii. In 2011 Hawaii enacted Act … [read more]

Legal News
12 Nov 2015
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

UN human rights expert Victoria Tauli-Corpuz expressed [press release] concern Thursday about the situation faced by the indigenous people of Honduras, specifically in connection with their land and natural resource rights, their lack of access to justice, education and health, and the general environment of violence and impunity affecting their … [read more]

Legal News
1 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [order, pdf] on Wednesday prohibiting the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) [official websites] from enforcing regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing, also knows as "fracking." The … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The government of India [official website] and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) on Monday signed a peace agreement ending over 60 years of fighting. The feud between the NSCM and the Indian government for the independence of the Naga tribespeople is the longest-standing in India since the … [read more]

Academic Commentary
23 Jul 2015
by Manoj Mate of Whittier Law School
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Manoj Mate of Whittier Law School discusses the National Judicial Appointments Council...Over the past months, the political whirlwinds surrounding efforts by Narendra Modi's BJP government to change India's judicial appointments system have given way to a storm of constitutional contestation. Since 1993, India's top judges, including the … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. The court will rule on Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [docket; cert petition, PDF] and decide whether the D.C. Circuit misapplied the Supreme Court's Holland v. Florida [opinion] decision when it ruled … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians [docket; cert. petition, PDF] on whether tribal courts can hear civil cases involving non-Indian businesses that have contractual agreements with the tribe. The case involves a sexual harassment claim … [read more]

Legal News
20 Apr 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied certiorari [order list] in a case in which relatives of guerrilla conflict victims in Colombia sought to sue Chiquita Brand International [corporate website] for human rights abuses. Family members of several thousand victims of paramilitary violence in Colombia filed suit … [read more]

Legal News
13 Apr 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Monday rejected a petition to stop US drone attacks in the northwestern tribal region of the country. Justice Saqib Nisar presided over the petition and concluded [PTI report] that the it was not a legal issue but rather a security related … [read more]

Legal News
7 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Pakistan's Islamabad High Court (IHC) [official website] on Tuesday issued an order to register a report against former CIA station chief Jonathan Banks for his involvement in a 2009 US drone attack that killed two tribesmen. The court's order was issued in response [Express Tribune report] to anti-drone activist … [read more]

Legal News
1 Apr 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women [official website] on Wednesday urged Tanzania [press release] to enforce its international obligations to prevent discrimination against women. The call comes after two women brought suit arguing that customary laws enforced in their communities contravened Tanzania's constitution [text, PDF] … [read more]

Professional Commentary
18 Jan 2015
by Elizabeth C. Varner of Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnists Elizabeth C. Varner, Diane Penneys Edelman and Leila Amineddoleh of Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation respond to the piece by Walter Olson on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and counter his assertion that the Act has the effect opposite to what Congress intended...Recently JURIST … [read more]

Legal News
29 Dec 2014
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The Islamic State (IS) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] executed 1,878 people in Syria over the past six months, reported [press release] the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) [official website] on Sunday. Of those killed, 120 were members of IS who were foreign fighters trying the leave … [read more]

Professional Commentary
22 Nov 2014
by Walter Olson of Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Olson, of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, discusses tribal rights and Indian burials and argues that Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act has caused the effect opposite to what Congress actually intended ...Does Congress really mean for the laws it passes to achieve … [read more]

21 Nov 2014
by Christopher Dellana

The Middle Eastern-based Islamic State (IS) goes by many names, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), but these are only recent denominations for an organization whose origins predate al-Qaeda's presence in Iraq. The forerunner of IS … [read more]

Legal News
10 Oct 2014
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Thursday overturned [order, PDF] the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin's [official website] decision [order, PDF] that upheld a state statute prohibiting night hunting outside of Native American tribal reservations. Although state jurisdiction over … [read more]

Professional Commentary
25 Jun 2014
by Ryan Seelau of Project for indigenous Self-Determination
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Seelau of The Project for Indigenous Self Determination discusses Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community... On May 27, 2014 the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. The decision was widely regarded as a … [read more]

5 Jun 2014
by Sarah Steers

American history, and the development of American cultural identities, cannot adequately be explained without a thorough discussion of racial discrimination. The following is an overview some notorious, and notable, events. The Naturalization Act of 1798 required that applicants for US citizenship live in America for five years prior to date … [read more]

Legal News
27 May 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Tuesday in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that tribal sovereign immunity bars a state from suing in federal court to enjoin a tribe from violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) [25 USC § 2701 et … [read more]

Legal News
15 Apr 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

The New Mexico Supreme Court [official website] ruled on Monday that the state must recognize the tribal status of the Fort Sill Apache [official website]. Consisting of 712 members, the Fort Sill Apache, formerly known as the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache, were forced from their homelands [AP report] in … [read more]

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