Indian Law 101: Sovereign Immunity

A key aspect of state and federal government is “sovereign immunity”—or immunity from unconsented lawsuit. The same goes for tribal government.  This is an ancient legal concept arising from the idea that the monarch can do no wrong, and therefore…

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Indian Law 101: Welcome to Indian Country!

Say your company has a great prospect to stock an on-reservation, tribally-owned convenience store. Should you just use the same, one-page form contract you’ve used for other deals? Or say you are a general contractor responding to an RFP to…

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