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Please see the news articles below:

Oral Argument in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States:

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals hears Jemez Pueblo’s claim to Valles Caldera land… read more

The New Mexico Courts of Appeals issued decision in GRE’s favor

The New Mexico Court of Appeals just issued the attached decision in GRE’s favor, holding that the State of New Mexico did not have personal jurisdiction over GRE, and vacating the default judgment… read more

Texas officials target Tiguas over games, seek penalties, $750K

State officials are asking a federal judge in El Paso to hold the Tiguas in civil contempt after accusing them of violating Texas gambling laws and to award remedies that will severely limit the Tiguas’ business ventures… read more

Veronique Richardson – Honored at the 2013 Summer Policy Academy II Program

Junior associate, Veronique Richardson, was honored to participate as one of a total of four faculty members and mentors in the 2013 Summer Policy Academy II Program.  Ms. Richardson accompanied 14 Native American high school students for a two week interdisciplinary program that included a week of intensive learning at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and another week in Washington D.C… read more

Geyser Signifies Settlement in Action

For Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians tribal Chairwoman Rosemary Morillo, the 6,500 gallon-per-minute flow is the antithesis of her childhood memory of life on the reservation where sometimes “in the summer we didn’t have any water.” Wells went dry and water was hauled in from off the reservation…read more

 Justice Scalia Delivers Lesson on Word Usage

Barnhouse said the opportunity to recover taxes on the cigarettes was an “inchoate” interest, not yet fully formed. “Any recovery would not be property until it became choate, until there was an amount of money assigned to it,” he explained… read more

Choate

A lawyer named Randolph Barnhouse learned this lesson the hard way in November when he appeared before the Supreme Court as counsel to a company selling tax-free cigarettes over the Internet. Barnhouse said the opportunity to recover taxes on the cigarettes was an “inchoate” interest, not yet fully formed. “Any recovery would not be property until it became choate, until there was an amount of money assigned to it,” he explained… read more

Herman Spencer v. Paul Barber

When a lawyer convinced a Navajo man to give up his legal claims for pennies on the dollar, we stepped in to help.  The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that the lawyer who did that can be held liable for legal malpractice… You can read more about the case here. The decision came down on February 28 2013… you can read the decision here.

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