Matthew L. M. Fletcher

Michigan State University - College of Law

Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center and Professor of Law

648 N. Shaw

East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

United States

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1.

Bullshit and the Tribal Client

2015 Michigan State Law Review 1435, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-27
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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bullshit, Harry Frankfurt, legal ethics, legal philosophy, Supreme Court bar, Indian tribes, in-house counsel, tribal attorneys

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A Short History of Indian Law in the Supreme Court

40:4 ABA Human Rights Magazine 3 (May 2015)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jun 2015
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, federal Indian law

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American Indian Tribal Law

AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL LAW, Aspen Elective Series, Aspen Publishers, March 2011, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Feb 2011
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian tribal law, tribal law, tribal courts, tribal constitutions, tribal codes, tribal court opinions, federal Indian law, Indian tribes

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Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship

Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 4, 2017
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 30 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Wenona T. Singel
Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, ICWA, federal trust relationship, Indian tribes, self-determination, Indian boarding schools, Indian Adoption Project, Constitution, originalism, original intent, Indian affairs, legal history, Treaty of Greenville, tribal sovereignty

5.

Tribal Justice Systems

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-23
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Jan 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal courts, tribal law, tribal customary and traditional law, tribal justice systems, Navajo Nation, Grand Traverse Band, Little Traverse Bay Bands, Odawa, Ottawa, Chippewa, Santee Sioux Nation, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, tribal constitutions

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A Unifying Theory of Tribal Civil Jurisdiction

46 Arizona State Law Journal 779 (2014), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-24
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2015
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal courts, federal Indian law, tribal civil jurisdiction, Indian country, due process, fundamental fairness

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The Iron Cold of the Marshall Trilogy

82 North Dakota Law Review 628 (2006), Michigan State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-07
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 17 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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federal indian law, constitutional law, federalism, property, plenary power, legal history, law and literature, law and economics, equal protection, statutory construction, commerce clause

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A Primer on Tribal Court Contempt Power

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-08
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 May 2008
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal courts, federal Indian law, Violence Against Women Act, personal protection orders, domestic violence, due process

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Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law (6th Edition): Preface and Table of Contents

CASES AND MATERIALS ON FEDERAL INDIAN LAW, 6th ed., West, March 25, 2011, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-07
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Mar 2011
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian Law, tribal sovereignty, Native nation-building, Doctrine of Discovery, water rights, treaty rights, Indian tribes, tribal law, tribal courts, Indian religion and culture, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, international law, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

10.

Indian Bill of Rights

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, Routledge, 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 May 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Litigation Update on Cases Addressing the 'Under Federal Jurisdiction' Requirement of the Indian Reorganization Act (Plus Other Things)

Number of pages: 98 Posted: 02 Nov 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Reorganization Act, fee to trust, Indian rights of way, Indian leasing, federal regulations, "under federal jurisdiction", Carcieri v. Salazar, Department of the Interior, federal preemption, taxation

12.

Indian Lives Matter: Pandemics and Inherent Tribal Powers

73 Stan. L. Rev. Online 38 (2020)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Factbound and Splitless: The Certiorari Process as a Barrier to Justice for Indian Tribes

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 51, p. 933, 2009, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-18
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 01 May 2015
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, certiorari, Federal Indian Law, Indian tribes, cert petition, Supreme Court law clerk, cert pool, constitutional law, states' rights, federalism, treaty rights

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The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law: Indian Law Case Studies

55 Federal Lawyer, March/April 2008, at 26, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-07
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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The Ethics of Pushing the Envelope in Indian Law Cases

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Rule 11, Appellate Rule 38, frivolous claims

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American Indian Religious Freedom Act

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, Routledge, 2006
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 May 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Same Sex Marriage, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution

61 University of Miami Law Review 53 (2006), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-03
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian tribe, constitutional law, same sex marriage, federalism, civil rights

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Tribal Membership and Indian Nationhood

37 American Indian Law Review 1 (2012-2013) , MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-20
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Anishinaabe Law and The Round House

Albany Government Law Review, Vol. 10, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 May 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Louise Erdrich, the Round House, Anishinaabe Law, Criminal Justice, Indian Country, Indian Tribes, Law and Literature

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Rethinking the Role of Custom in Tribal Court Jurisprudence

13 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 57 (2007), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian, tribe, tribal court, customary law, jurisprudence, choice of law

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On Becoming an American Indian Law Professor

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-12
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 May 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indians, law professors, tribal members

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Failed Protectors: The Indian Trust and Killers of the Flower Moon

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 02 May 2019
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Osage Nation, David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon, Osage Reign of Terror, Book Review, Michigan Law Review, Federal Trust Responsibility, Violence Against Indian Women

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Tribal Courts, the Indian Civil Rights Act, and Customary Law: Preliminary Data

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 07 Mar 2008
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal court, federal Indian law, Indian Civil Rights Act, customary law

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The Growing Market for Indian Lawyering

27:2 Tribal College Journal 19-21 (Winter 2015)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Nov 2015
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian lawyers, legal market, Tribal Colleges and Universities, TCUs

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Tribal Jurisdiction - A Historical Bargain

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2017
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Leah Jurss
Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian tribes, tribal courts, jurisdiction, legal history

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Politics, Indian Law, and the Constitution

108 California Law Review 495 (2020)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, Federal Indian Law, Indian Commerce Clause, separation of powers, political question doctrine, institutional capacity, Indians Not Taxed, equal protection

27.

Santa Clara Pueblo V. Martinez

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, Routledge, 2006
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 May 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Power, Authority, and Tribal Property

Tulsa Law Review, 2005, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Wenona T. Singel
Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law
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States and Their American Indian Citizens

41 American Indian Law Review 319 (2017)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Nov 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, equal protection, Indian Child Welfare Act, intergovernmental agreements, American Indian citizenship

30.

Original Understanding of the Political Status of Indian Tribes

82 St. John's Law Review 153 (2008), Michigan State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-20
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty

64 Federal Lawyer 38-47 (April 2017)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Tribal Courts, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Supreme Court, Judicial Supremacy, Federal Common Law, Tribal Sovereignty

32.

Rights Without Remedies

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, Cayuga Indian Nation v. Seneca County, Indian taxation, tribal sovereign immunity, clear statement rule, rights without remedies

33.

Tribal Consent

8 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 45 (2012), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-20
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian tribes, Supreme Court, consent theory, tribal courts, federal Indian law, American Indian law, Indian treaties

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The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Survey of the Legislative History

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-06
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, legislative history

35.

Indian Courts and Fundamental Fairness: 'Indian Courts and the Future' Revisited

84 University of Colorado Law Review 59 (2013), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian courts, tribal courts, Indian Civil Rights Act, David Getches, National American Indian Court Judges Association

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Advising - and Suing - Tribal Officials: On the Scope of Tribal Official Immunity

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-02
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2009
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Kathryn E Fort
Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal official immunity, Ex parte Young, official immunity

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Politics, History, and Semantics: The Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes

82 North Dakota Law Review 487 (2006)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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On Black Freedmen

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-08
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2007
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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freedmen, interest-convergence theory, reconstruction, indian tribes, race, employment discrimination

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The Seminole Tribe and the Origins of Indian Gaming

9 Florida International University Law Review 255 (2014)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Indian gaming, Indian bingo, tribal governance, tribal custom and tradition

40.

(Re)Solving the Tribal No-Forum Conundrum: Michigan V. Bay Mills Indian Community

123 Yale Law Journal Online 311 (2013), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, Supreme Court, tribal sovereign immunity, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, off-reservation gaming, Native Nation Building

41.

The Supreme Court's Indian Problem

59 Hastings Law Journal 579 (2008), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-10
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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certiorari, rule of law, Supreme Court, federal Indian law, constitutional law

42.

The Legal Culture War Against Tribal Law

2 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 93 (2006)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Reviving Local Tribal Control in Indian Country

Federal Lawyer, Vol. 53
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Feb 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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44.

Indian Wars: Old and New

15 Journal of Gender, Race and Justice 201 (2012), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Peter S. Vicaire
Michigan State University - College of Law and VA - Office of Tribal Government Relations
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war on poverty, war on drugs, war on terror, Osama bin Laden, Geronimo, Indian tribes, American Indians, drug testing, military commissions, Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, American Indian religious freedom, Employment Division v. Smith, Great Society, Indian self-determination

45.

Race and American Indian Tribal Nationhood

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2011
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Tribal Disruption and Labor Relations

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-2
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2017
Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Kathryn E Fort and Wenona T. Singel
Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law
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Looking to the East: The Stories of Modern Indian People and the Development of Tribal Law

5 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 1 (2006)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Laughing Whitefish: A Tale of Justice and Anishinaabe Custom

Robert Traver, LAUGHING WHITEFISH, Foreward, 1965, Michigan State University Press, Reprint 2011, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-16
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2010
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian tribe, customary law, polygamy, law and literature, Robert Traver

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Rebooting Indian Law in the Supreme Court

55 South Dakota Law Review 510 (2010), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, Federal Indian Law, Indian Treaty Rights, Cobell, Employment Division v. Smith, Brown v. Board of Education

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American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION: COUNTERNARRATIVES IN RACISM, STRUGGLE, AND THE LAW, Routledge, 2008 , MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 May 2008
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian Law, education law, critical race theory

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Consent and Resistance: The Modern Struggle between American Indian Tribes and the United States

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Aug 2010
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, Indian tribes, consent theory, constitutional law, federal common law, federalism, constitutional structure, tribal courts

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Retiring the 'Deadliest Enemies' Model of Tribal-State Relations

43 Tulsa Law Review 73 (2007), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-03
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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indian law, federalism, intergovernmental agreement, John G. Roberts, kagama

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In Pursuit of Tribal Economic Development as a Substitute for Reservation Tax Revenue

80 North Dakota Law Review 759 (2004)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian Law, Community Economic Development, Tribal Law

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Sovereign Comity: Factors in Recognizing Tribal Court Criminal Convictions in State and Federal Courts

Court Review, Vol. 45, No. 12, 2009, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Oct 2009
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal court, federal sentencing, Indian Country, federal Indian law, uncounseled convictions, right to counsel

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Red Leaves and the Dirty Ground: The Cannibalism of Law and Economics

33 American Indian Law Review 33 (2008-2009), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-11
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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The Utility of Amicus Briefs in the Supreme Court's Indian Cases

2 American Indian Law Journal 38 (Fall 2013), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-26
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, amicus briefs, federal Indian law, American Indian law, United States Chamber of Commerce

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‘Occupancy’ and ‘Settlement’: Anishinaabemowin and the Interpretation of Michigan Indian Treaty Language

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Feb 2010
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Anishinaabemowin, American Indian treaty rights, 1836 Treaty of Washington, Michigan Indian, Grand Traverse Band, Little Traverse Bay Bands, Odawa

58.

Resisting Federal Courts on Tribal Jurisdiction

81 University of Colorado Law Review 973 (2010), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-09
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 May 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction, National Farmers Union v. Crow Tribe, Supreme Court, federal Indian law

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The Power to Tax, the Power to Destroy, and the Michigan Tribal-State Tax Agreeements

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 31 Mar 2005
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, Comparative Law, Taxation

60.

Drug Testing

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES, Routledge, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 May 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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'A Perfect Copy': Indian Culture and Tribal Law

2 Yellow Medicine Review 95 (Fall 2007), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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H.L.A. Hart, Sherman Alexie, James welch, Louise Erdrich, Ojibwe, David Treuer

62.

Textualism's Gaze

25 Mich. J. Race & L. 111 (2020)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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textualism, legal realism, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, reservation boundaries, Supreme Court, Justice Scalia, Sharp v. Murphy, McGirt v. Oklahoma

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California V. Cabazon Band: A Quarter-Century of Complex, Litigious Self-Determination

59 Federal Lawyer, April 2012, at 50, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Apr 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, IGRA, Indian gaming, federal Indian law

64.

The Rise and Fall of the Ogemakaan

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Mar 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Anishinaabe, Anishinaabeg, ogema, Michigan Indian tribes, Indian Reorganization Act, Indian Self-Determination Acts, tribal government, mino-bimaadiziwin, inawendewin, Seven Grandfather Teachings, Seven Grandmother Teachings, relational accountability

65.

Indian Treaties and the Survival of the Great Lakes

2006 Michigan State Law Review 1285
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Wenona T. Singel and Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University College of Law and Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian, tribe, treaties, environmental law, Great Lakes, water, conservation, public trust, critical race theory

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Statement of Matthew L. M. Fletcher Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs -- Oversight Hearing on Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility: The Foundation of the Government-to-Government Relationship

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 May 2012 Last Revised: 21 May 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, federal-tribal trust relationship, federal trust responsibility, federal Indian law, Indian affairs

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Preconstitutional Federal Power

82 Tulane Law Review 510 (2007), Michigan State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-18
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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foreign affairs, war powers, enumerated powers, plenary power, indian law, curtiss-wright, lara, legal history, originalism

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Theoretical Restrictions on the Sharing of Indigenous Biological Knowledge: Implications for Freedom of Speech in Tribal Law

14 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 525 (2005)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Tribal Law, American Indian Law, Freedom of Speech, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Intellectual Property

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ICWA and the Commerce Clause

The Indian Child Welfare Act at 30: Facing the Future, Matthew L.M. Fletcher & Wenona T. Singel, eds., Michigan State University Press, 2008, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-25
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Tribal Employment Separation: Tribal Law Enigma, Tribal Government Paradox, and Tribal Court Conundrum

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 38, Winter 2005
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Feb 2005
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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The Insidious Colonialism of the Conqueror: The Federal Government in Modern Tribal Affairs

19 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 273 (2005)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Country Law Enforcement and Cooperative Public Safety Agreements

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 42, February 2010, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Feb 2010
Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Kathryn E Fort and Wenona T. Singel
Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law
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Indian Country, tribal criminal jurisdiction, intergovernmental agreements

73.

Erasing the Thin Blue Line: An Indigenous Proposal

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Oct 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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policing, Anishinaabe, Indigenous political theory, Anishinaabe political theory, Indian country criminal justice, social contract theory

74.

The Comparative Rights of Indispensable Sovereigns

Number of pages: 125 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian Law, Civil Procedure, Litigation, Constitutional Law, Indian Gaming

75.

Tribal Disruption and Federalism

76 Montana Law Review 97 (2015)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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federalism, tribal disruption, Indian land claims, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Granholm, tribal-state relations, Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, Supreme Court

76.

Native Voting Rights

This short paper is prepared for the University of Texas/Mexican Electoral Tribunal Workshop (September 5-6, 2014, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian tribal law, Elk v. Wilkins, American Indian voting rights, Supreme Court, Dred Scott, Mino Bimaadziwin, Niizhwaaswi Mishomis Kinoomaagewinawaan

77.

'Now What the Hell You Gonna Do in Those Days?' A Research Note on Practical Barriers to Indian Land Claims

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-07
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 May 2008
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian Legal Scholarship and the Courts: The Appendices

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 133 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, American Indian legal scholarship, law reviews, legal scholarship, law journals, federal judiciary, state courts, tribal courts, citation patterns

79.

New Federal Indian Law

Michigan State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-19
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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supreme court, agenda, indian law, constitution, certiorari, pragmatism

80.

The Supreme Court and Federal Indian Policy

85 Nebraska Law Review 121 (2006)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Resisting Congress: Free Speech and Tribal Law

THE INDIAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AT FORTY, Kristen A. Carpenter, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Angela R. Riley eds., UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2012, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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free speech, freedom of religion, tribal courts, tribal law, Indian Civil Rights Act, Congress, American Indian law

82.

Statement of Matthew L.M. Fletcher Before the House Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States on the RESPECT Act

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 May 2019
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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tribal consultation, Indian tribes, trust responsibility, federal-tribal relations, RESPECT Act

83.

Toward a Theory of Intertribal and Intratribal Common Law

Houston Law Review, 2006-2007, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 03-29
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence

84.

The Tenth Justice Lost in Indian Country

58 Federal Lawyer, March/April 2011, at 36, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-12
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, Solicitor General, certiorari, Indian tribes, Federal Indian Law, amicus brief, oral argument

85.

Statement of Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law and Indigenous Law and Policy Center before the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 May 2013
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian trust relationship, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, guardian-ward relationship, federal trust duty, federal trust obligation

86.

Igra's Imbalance

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 15 Dec 2005
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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87.

Dibakonigowin: Indian Lawyer as Abductee

31 Oklahoma City University Law Review 209 (2006)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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88.

Bringing Balance to Indian Gaming

44 Harvard Journal on Legislation 39 (2007), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-09
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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89.

American Indian Legal Scholarship and the Courts

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-25
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, American Indian legal scholarship, law reviews, legal scholarship, law journals, federal judiciary, state courts, tribal courts, citation patterns

90.

Indian Children and the Fifth Amendment

Montana Law Review, Volume 80, 2019, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 May 2019
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Morton v. Mancari, Fifth Amendment, Due Process Clause, Federal-Tribal Relationship, Indian Tribes, Reconstruction Amendments, Fourteenth Amendment

91.

Stick Houses in Peshawbestown

Number of pages: 98 Posted: 11 Nov 2004
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Federal Indian law, law & literature, law & humanities, legal history, law & anthropology

92.

The Legal Fiction of Lake Matchimanitou Indian School

13 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 597 (2005)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Indian law, federal Indian law, tribal law, tribal economic development, education, law & literature, law & humanities

93.

The Legal Fiction of Gridiron Cowboys and Indians

2 Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture, and Resistance 11 (2005)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Tribal Businesses and the Off-Reservation Market

12 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1049 (2008), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-14
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Schumpeter, Indian Gaming, Great Lakes

95.

Truck Stop

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Forthcoming, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-06
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Mar 2008
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, short story, fiction, federal Indian law

96.

Response to Sanders: Ma'Iignan as Property

Wisconsin Law Review Online, p. 69, 2013, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-25
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 Jan 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Nicholas J. Reo
Michigan State University - College of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Natural Resources & Environment
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ma-iingan, Anishinaabe, Anishinaabemowin, wolf hunts, Odawa, Bodewadmi, Ojibwe, treaty rights, intergovernmental cooperation

97.

Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims

Michigan Law Review First Impressions, Vol. 112, 2014, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-26
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Feb 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Kathryn E Fort and Nicholas J. Reo
Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Natural Resources & Environment
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tribal disruption theory, Onondaga Nation v. New York, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Granholm, United States v. Michigan, Indian treaty rights, equitable defenses, new laches

98.

The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Case Update (August 2008-August 2009)

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Sep 2009
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, existing Indian family exception, ICWA

99.

Indian Children and Their Guardians Ad Litem

95 Boston University Law Review Annex 59 (2013), MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-19
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Kathryn E Fort
Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University - College of Law
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Indian Child Welfare Act, guardians ad litem, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Supreme Court, family law, adoption law

100.

Tribal Civil, Criminal, and Regulatory Jurisdiction over Nonmembers

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 May 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Tribal Courts, Indian Tribes, Tribal Jurisdiction

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Statement of the Michigan State University College of Law Indigenous Law and Policy Center on the Tribal Law and Order Act (2011)

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 May 2020
Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Kathryn E Fort and Wenona T. Singel
Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law
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Indian Law and Order Commission, Tribal Law and Order Act

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 137
1.

A Restatement of Federal Indian Law?

40:4 ABA Human Rights Magazine 23 (May 2015)
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 12 Jun 2015
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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American Law Institute, federal Indian law, restatement

2.

Book Review of Gerald Vizenor, Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance (2009)

23:4 Studies in American Indian Literature 133 (Winter 2011)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Michigan State University - College of Law
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Gerald Vizenor, White Earth Ojibwe, tribal constitution, American Indian law and policy