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Inherent Tribal Authority Includes the Power to Protect Tribal Communities by Detaining and Investigating Non-Indians for Violations of Federal and State Law

USA - June 16 2021 On 1 June 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court held in United States v. Cooley that a tribal police officer could temporarily detain and search a non-Indian…

Matthew P. Clark, Bart J. Freedman

Washington State Legislature Considers First of Its Kind State-Level Natural Gas Ban

USA - February 4 2021 Fossil-based natural gas may be headed for a reckoning, at least in Washington State. Not long ago, natural gas was seen by many as the key “bridge…

David L. Benson, Buck B. Endemann, Sandra E. Safro, Elizabeth Thomas

Building Relationships with Tribes and Operating on Reservation Lands: Lessons From FMC v. Shoshone

USA - January 19 2021 On 11 January 2021, the United States Supreme Court declined a petition to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock…

Bart J. Freedman, Endre M. Szalay, Gabrielle E. Thompson

Renewables on Tribal Land: Addressing Environmental and Economic Equity on the Path to a Clean Energy Economy

USA - October 1 2020 Demand for renewable energy projects has never been greater. The newest, latest trend is the push for renewable energy projects with positive social…

Bart J. Freedman, Teresa A. Hill

Indian Land Then, Remains Indian Land Now: The Supreme Court Confirms That a Significant Portion of Eastern Oklahoma Is a Native American Reservation

USA - July 17 2020 On July 9, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held in McGirt v. Oklahoma that, for purposes of the Major Crimes Act (MCA), land in eastern…

Matthew P. Clark, Bart J. Freedman, Endre M. Szalay, Adam N. Tabor