The Bay Mills Case: An Opportunity for Native Nations

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On May 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court finally handed down its decision in the Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community case. The good news for Native nations is that the Court upheld the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity, opting not to carry out any of the doomsday scenarios many suggested could occur. The bad news is that the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity remains vulnerable to attack by potential future Supreme Court decisions and/or Congressional action. Fortunately, the durability of this vital tool of tribal sovereignty depends to a significant degree on what Native nations do from this point forward...

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Seelau, Ryan & Ian Record. "The Bay Mills Case: An Opportunity for Native Nations." Indian Country Today Media Network. June 24, 2014. Opinion. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/the-bay-mills-case..., accessed June 26, 2014)

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