NEW BOOK: Landmark Indian Law Cases, Second Edition

AALL Publications Series, New Book Lauren Zazzara

  • Includes 5 new landmark cases and 20 years of updates since the previous edition
  • All 50+ cases are categorized under one or more relevant subject heading(s) and include West Headnotes
  • This new edition now identifies the significance of each case via individual case summaries
  • Features fundamental cases such as McGirt v. Oklahoma, Talton v. Mayes, Worcester v. Georgia, and many more
  • A must-have title for anyone researching federal Indigenous law

About This Title

Landmark Indian Law Cases focuses on a core set of Indigenous law cases from the U.S. Supreme Court that provide the legal framework for fundamental Indigenous law topics. Spanning nearly two centuries, U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence is expansive, and it is helpful for both those working in the field and those interested in learning about it to have a book that narrows down the landmark cases and explains their importance.

The first edition of this publication (1988), titled Top Fifty Indian Law Cases, was created as a resource to collate the Supreme Court’s significant federal Indigenous law decisions. It was revised in 1990, and then again in May 2000, adding three new cases and reflecting another decade of important decisions. Likewise, this latest edition includes several changes and improvements. First, this edition adds five cases that were either decided or gained elevated significance in the twenty years since the last edition. Finally, for each case a summary has been added to explain why it is a landmark Indigenous law case and the key holding(s) of the decision.

Westlaw Headnotes are included with the opinion in each case, while the Subject Index of Cases allows readers to immediately identify the landmark case in a specific area of federal Indigenous law. Additionally, notes within the book indicate the cases for which pleadings are available from the National Indian Law Library.

Subject Index of Cases Includes:

  1. Civil Rights
  2. Criminal Jurisdiction
  3. Gaming
  4. Reservations
  5. And nearly 50 more!

About the Editor

Joel West Williams is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a former Senior Staff Attorney with the Native American Rights Fund. He has litigated a wide variety of Indian law matters and was NARF’s lead attorney on the Tribal Supreme Court Project, which focuses on Indian law cases before the United States Supreme Court. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Vermont Law School. Mr. Williams received his B.A. from Naropa University; J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School; and LL.M., Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.

Landmark Indian Law Cases, Second Edition
AALL Publication Series No. 65

Editor: Joel West Williams
Item #: 7982
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4259-5
Pages: 1,070p.
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2022

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