Sovereignty Project Clinical Fellow Amanda White Eagle Analyzes Denezpi v. United States in Slate
Sovereignty Project Clinical Fellow Amanda White Eagle published an article in Slate on the Supreme Court’s June 2022 Denezpi v. United States decision. Citing research from the scholar’s brief filed by the Sovereignty Project through its Native Amicus Briefing Project, White Eagle broke down the majority and minority opinions, written by Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Neil Gorsuch, respectively. Her analysis and brief history of Courts of Indian Offenses (CFR Courts) illuminate how the opinions omit key historical facts about CFR Courts that, if recognized, may have resulted in a decision that more substantially bolstered tribal sovereignty.
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