A group of Native American housing authorities and tribes urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Tenth Circuit decision saying the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development doesn't have to repay them despite finding that HUD illegally recouped $19.5 million in affordable housing grants from tribes, claiming the appellate court misapplied high court precedent.
The Utah Tribal Leaders Association passed a resolution asking the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to halt its expedited planning process for the two units that now make up the Bears Ears National Monument until litigation over President Donald Trump’s decision to reduce the size of the monument is resolved.
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a decision to toss the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe’s suit seeking $200 million from the federal government for allegedly mismanaging the tribe’s water, saying the tribe hadn’t shown that the government had hurt the tribe’s ability to get the water needed for its South Dakota reservation.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to find that a Native American tribe should be subject to the state of Washington’s fuel tax when importing that product onto its reservation.
No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline.
Two tax organizations filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Thursday, urging the court to find that a Native American tribe should be subject to the state of Washington’s fuel tax when operating outside its reservation.
A Connecticut tribe and the state told a D.C. federal court that the U.S. Department of the Interior is wrong to say that the tribe operates its Foxwoods casino under procedures set out by the DOI secretary that are inferior to a tribal-state gambling compact because the department took the direct opposite position in tribal litigation in California.
The D.C. Circuit on Thursday allowed several tribes to intervene in combined challenges to a Federal Communications Commission rule that exempts from environmental and historic reviews small-cell fixtures necessary for building up next-generation or 5G networks.
A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday revived a Sioux tribe member’s suit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture breached a settlement agreement it reached with Native American farmers over its farm loan program, saying the terms of the settlement don't prevent additional suits from being filed in court.
Nebraska officials urged a federal court to toss a suit filed by two Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska-owned cigarette companies challenging the application of state laws, saying the state has immunity to the suit and that its laws aren't blocked by the U.S. Constitution or federal law.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Patrick DiDomenico, chief knowledge officer at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
A Montana federal judge Wednesday ordered the U.S. Department of State to supplement an environmental review it submitted for an old version of the Keystone XL pipeline’s planned route through Nebraska, while declining to vacate the permit of approval issued by President Donald Trump.
The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday said that objectors to a final judgment issued by a lower court in a water rights deal between New Mexico, four pueblos and the city and county of Santa Fe do not have standing, because they could not demonstrate injury.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday it would supply more than a dozen energy projects on tribal lands with nearly $9 million, claiming it is the first time the agency has conducted the process on an "entirely fuel and technology-neutral basis.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it has given the Navajo Nation greater authority over its public drinking water network, saying the southwestern tribe will now oversee an additional dozen systems.
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC has added a gaming attorney previously with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP as a partner in its Las Vegas office, the firm announced on Tuesday.
The D.C. Circuit refused on Wednesday to pause the implementation of a Federal Communications Commission rule intended to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure to support denser, next-generation mobile networks.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a suit brought by the Gila River Indian Community pushing for reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for health care it provided for veterans, agreeing that the law blocked the court's jurisdiction.
The Makah Indian tribe on Tuesday hit a host of drug manufacturers and distributors with a federal lawsuit, accusing them of promoting and dispersing prescription opioid drugs without concern for the consequences, becoming the latest tribe to sue over the opioid epidemic.
This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.
I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.
Last week, the Tenth Circuit rebalanced the relative bargaining power between tribes and states when it ruled in Navajo Nation v. Dalley that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not permit a state to require that personal injury suits against tribal casinos be litigated in state courts, say Steven Gordon and Philip Baker-Shenk of Holland & Knight LLP.