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Washington Attorney General Announces New Policy to Seek Tribes’ Consent

USA - May 20 2019 Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a new policy requiring “free, prior and informed consent” from tribes on Attorney General’s Office…

Bart J. Freedman, Francesca M. Eick.

SCOTUS Rules that Yakama Treaty Preempts Washington Tax

USA - March 22 2019 On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc., holding that…

Bart J. Freedman, Francesca M. Eick.

Tax Developments Provide Opportunities for Economic Growth in Indian Country

USA - January 4 2019 Opportunities for economic growth in Indian country — including the development of retail space, hotels and resorts, energy projects, data farms, and…

Bart J. Freedman, Christina A. Elles, Francesca M. Eick.

"Culvert Case" Affirmed

USA - June 15 2018 On June 11, 2018, an equally divided United States Supreme Court affirmed per curiam the Ninth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Washington…

Bart J. Freedman, Endre M. Szalay, Francesca M. Eick, Tommy Miller.

Exploring Tribal Sovereign Immunity with Lewis v. Clarke

USA - May 9 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that tribal employees can be sued in their individual capacities for torts they commit while acting within the…

Bart J. Freedman, Christina A. Elles, Tommy Miller.