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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Local lawyers to argue tribal court jurisdiction case at U.S. High Court

This just in from the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist & Vennum:

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the extent of tribal court jurisdiction over non-tribal members. Paul A. Banker and Robert V. Atmore of Lindquist & Vennum PLLP, who petitioned the high court on behalf of their client, Plains Commerce Bank of South Dakota, argue that the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to adjudicate civil claims between tribal members and Plains Commerce Bank, which is not affiliated with the tribe.

The bank is seeking reversal of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Company Inc, which held that the tribal court had jurisdiction over the bank.


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The case is being argued Monday. Click here for the briefs.

Mark Cohen, editor said...

Thanks, Chuck. Sounds like an interesting issue.