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Congress should pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to return the law to what it was for 70 years, before the National Labor Relations Board decided to stop recognizing tribes as governments, says Willie Hardacker, general counsel for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Two tribal groups hinted at potential legal action in comments filed Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission that blasted its proposal to roll back environmental and historic site reviews for small wireless infrastructure deployment in the race to roll out 5G services.
A coalition of Native-led and environmental organizations filed suit Thursday against the National Marine Fisheries Service, alleging it has not acted quickly enough to designate critical habitat to protect three distinct populations of humpback whales that are endangered or threatened.
McKesson Corp. and other drug distributors and retail pharmacies urged an Oklahoma federal judge Thursday to reject the Cherokee Nation’s bid to take its suit over the companies' alleged role in the opioid epidemic back to state court, saying McKesson’s distribution of opioids under a federal contract means the case must stay in federal court.
The Supreme Court’s headline-making term is far from over as the justices return this week for a politically charged case over California’s abortion disclosure law and a dispute that could result in more lawsuits against Native American tribes.