Kaighn Smith Jr. Cited by Ninth Circuit

In a recent decision addressing the complex area of federal court jurisdiction over lawsuits involving tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited Kaighn’s lead article from the New Mexico Law Review:  Federal Courts, State Power, and Indian Tribes.  To review the decision, click here.   To review Kaighn’s article, click here.  Kaighn serves as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of American Indians.  His work on the jurisdiction of the federal courts over contract disputes involving Tribal Nations and their enterprises was recently approved as part of the Tentative Draft of Chapter 4, Subchapter 2 (Indian Tribes as Economic Actors), available at https://www.ali.org/publications/show/law-american-indians/.