December 15, 2013 -- Professor Carole Goldberg commented on a rare lawsuit filed against the U.S. government in the tribal court of a sovereign Indian nation. Her comments appear in a Sacramento Bee article.
The Fort Independence case will test “the broader question of the authority of tribal courts to entertain claims against the U.S. government,” said UCLA Law School Vice Chancellor Carole Goldberg, who has set up tribal courts and teaches federal Indian law. Goldberg said this is the first such case she’s aware of “involving money.”
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