Do you know your Indian Law from your Tribal Law? If not, Minnesota appellate attorney Scott Flaherty joins us to discuss a recent Seventh Circuit case where a Wisconsin band of the Ojibwe vindicated their treaty rights. Indian law is notoriously complicated with a lot of unsettling history, but Scott helpfully walks us through this latest chapter. Also, pursuing his white whale of Younger abstention, Sam Gedge of IJ details a refreshing rejection of that doctrine in the Fourth Circuit. Could this harpoon hit the spot? Captain Ahab himself also makes an appearance.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Evers

Jonathan R. v. Justice

Younger v. Harris

Episode on Younger v. Harris with Fred Smith

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Scott Flaherty

Sam Gedge

Anthony Sanders

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