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Tribal Courts

Vol. 59 No. 2   May 2020




Codifying the Rights of Nature: The Growing Indigenous Movement

Indigenous nations are beginning to legislate and codify the rights of nature to regulate and adjudicate protective measures for sacred cultural sites and landscapes. As more jurisdictions develop rights-of-nature laws and regulations, judges will have the opportunity to analyze what rights the legislative body has codified for nature and to grant remedies to ensure nature’s rights are protected.

Tribal Law & Courts

Murphy v. NCAA and Legalization of Sports Betting in States and Indian Country

For nearly three decades, federal law has prevented the majority of states and Tribes from legalizing wagering on collegiate and professional sports competitions. Tribes and states now have the opportunity to share in a market estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars. If Tribal nations choose to participate in this new form of gaming, they must enter into compacts with states or have existing compacts in place that allow for sports wagering.

Technology Column

Ethics Column