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‘New Day’ on American Indian Law at U.S. Supreme Court

June 4, 2021, 8:20 PM

A new era in American Indian law may have begun at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practitioners and advocates for American Indian interests had been disappointed by decades of rulings that, in their view, gave short shrift to tribal sovereignty.

More recent rulings, coinciding with Donald Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the high court, have been moving in the right direction as they see it.

“There’s definitely been a shift,” attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle explained on the latest episode of Bloomberg Law’s “Cases and Controversies” podcast.

“It is a new day,” she said.

That shift is due ...