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Judicial System Rises To Challenges Of Times, Kevin Washburn Dec 2010

Judicial System Rises To Challenges Of Times, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Navajo Nation San Juan Basin In New Mexico Water Rights Settlement Agreement Of 2010, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, United States Dec 2010

Navajo Nation San Juan Basin In New Mexico Water Rights Settlement Agreement Of 2010, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, United States

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement Agreement: Navajo Nation San Juan Basin, NM Water Rights Settlement (Dec. 17, 2010) Parties: Navajo Nation, US, NM. This Settlement relates to the Navajo Nation’s water rights in the San Juan River Basin located in NM. It is a part of the Juan River adjudication. It reconciles the Apr. 19, 2005 agreement with the Settlement Act. Allottees may make individual water right claims based upon historic and existing uses found in the Joint Hydrographic Survey Report. This Settlement finalizes all claims the Nation could make to the San Juan River Basin and settles all causes of action against the …


Crow Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress Dec 2010

Crow Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Title IV: Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement - Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement of 2010 in the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (PL111-291| 124 Stat 3097). The Act ratifies, authorizes, and confirms the water rights 1999 Compact between the Crow Tribe and MT. The DOI Secretary shall promptly execute the Compact and comply with applicable environmental acts and regulations. The Act provides for: 1) the Tribe to a) rehabilitate and improve the Crow Irrigation Project; and b) Reclamation to construct the municipal, rural, and industrial water system; 2) creates a Project Management Committee made up of the Tribe, …


Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress Dec 2010

Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Title V: Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement of 2010 (Sec. 501) Parties: Pueblo of Taos, NM, US, Town of Taos, El Prado Water & Sanitation District, Acequia Madre del Rio Lucero y del Arroyo Seco, Acequia Madre del Prado, Acequia del Monte, Acequia Madre del Rio Chiquito, Upper Ranchitos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Assn, Upper Arroyo Hondo Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Assn, Llano Quemado Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Assn. Federal Legislation to approve, ratify, and confirm the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement; to authorize and direct the Secretary to execute the …


White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress Dec 2010

White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Claims Settlement Act of 2010, TITLE III—White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification, PL111-291| 124 Stat 3064, 3073 (Dec. 8, 2010). Parties: White Mountain Apache Tribe, US, AZ. The Act ratifies, authorizes, and confirms the WMAT Water Rights Quantification settlement; authorizes the DOI Secretary to execute the and take all necessary action; to authorize appropriations; and, to permanently resolve certain damages and water rights in the general adjudication of the Gila River System and Little CO River System. The provides for: 1) environmental compliance; 2) tribal water rights; 3) CAP reallocation; 4) tribal leasing, distributing, exchanging or allocation …


Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress Dec 2010

Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act Of 2010, United States 111th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Title VI: Aamodt Litigation Settlement of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010 (PL 111-291, 124 Stat 3064, 3134). 66cv06639, USDC, DCNM. Federal Legislation to resolve the water rights of Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque. Key provisions include: 1) a regional water diversion, treatment and distribution system to serve the Pueblos and the customers of Santa Fe County; 2) a Regional Water Authority, a county utility, and Pueblo water facilities; 3) operation, cost-sharing, and system integration; 4) Reclamation design and construction of the system; 5) conjunctive management of surface and groundwater; 6) well fields, aquifer storage …


Agency Culture And Conflict: Federal Implementation Of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act By The National Indian Gaming Commission, The Bureau Of Indian Affairs, And The Department Of Justice, Kevin Washburn Jul 2010

Agency Culture And Conflict: Federal Implementation Of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act By The National Indian Gaming Commission, The Bureau Of Indian Affairs, And The Department Of Justice, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

Indian gaming provides a lens through which to consider the implications of divided federal executive power. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is implemented by at least three federal agencies, each of which has somewhat different interests. Moreover, none of these agencies is monolithic and each must reconcile competing interests within its own domain. In examining the culture of three federal agencies, the author seeks to shed light on divided executive branch governance. The article briefly addresses three different issues: the 'independence' of an independent agency, the NIGC, which lacks litigating authority; the problem with shared subject matter jurisdiction by DOJ …


Water Law In The Western United States, Susan Kelly Apr 2010

Water Law In The Western United States, Susan Kelly

Publications

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Colorado's Instream Flow Program: History And Current Activities, The Colorado Water Conservation Board Mar 2010

Colorado's Instream Flow Program: History And Current Activities, The Colorado Water Conservation Board

Publications

No abstract provided.


Some Municipal Programs To Develop And/Or Sustain Living Rivers In New Mexico, Claudia Borchert Mar 2010

Some Municipal Programs To Develop And/Or Sustain Living Rivers In New Mexico, Claudia Borchert

Publications

No abstract provided.


Status Of New Mexico's Rivers - Existing Data Panel, Stephanie Carman, James Hogan Mar 2010

Status Of New Mexico's Rivers - Existing Data Panel, Stephanie Carman, James Hogan

Publications

No abstract provided.


Environmental Flow Issues & Science, Tom Annear Mar 2010

Environmental Flow Issues & Science, Tom Annear

Publications

No abstract provided.


Environmental Flows In Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Gary Esslinger Mar 2010

Environmental Flows In Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Gary Esslinger

Publications

No abstract provided.


Climate Change, Streamflows, And Water Management Implications In The Upper Rio Grande Watershed, Brian H. Hurd Mar 2010

Climate Change, Streamflows, And Water Management Implications In The Upper Rio Grande Watershed, Brian H. Hurd

Publications

No abstract provided.


Environmental Flows Allocation Process In Texas, Kevin Mayes Mar 2010

Environmental Flows Allocation Process In Texas, Kevin Mayes

Publications

No abstract provided.


The E-Flow Challenge In An Acequia Irrigation System With Storage - Environmental Flow Workshop, Harold Trujillo Mar 2010

The E-Flow Challenge In An Acequia Irrigation System With Storage - Environmental Flow Workshop, Harold Trujillo

Publications

No abstract provided.


Geomorphic Condition And Shallow Aquifers, Shann Stringer Mar 2010

Geomorphic Condition And Shallow Aquifers, Shann Stringer

Publications

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Riparian Area And Upper Watershed Condition, Mary Steuver Mar 2010

Riparian Area And Upper Watershed Condition, Mary Steuver

Publications

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Testimony Before The U.S. Sentencing Commission On The Tribal Law And Order Act, Kevin Washburn Jan 2010

Testimony Before The U.S. Sentencing Commission On The Tribal Law And Order Act, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

Under longstanding policy, the U.S. Sentencing Commission takes the position that tribal court convictions ought not be counted for purposes of evaluating a convicted defendant's criminal history. Because in some cases this policy underestimates a defendant's criminal history, it undermines the utilitarian and retributive purposes of federal sentencing. The Tribal Law and Order Act, currently pending in Congress and supported by the President, should cause the United States Sentencing Commission to reconsider its position on tribal convictions. The Act would provide clear federal authorization for tribal court felony sentences of up to three years per offense as long as tribal …


Second Affidavit In Duluth V. Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa, Kevin Washburn Jan 2010

Second Affidavit In Duluth V. Fond Du Lac Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff Jan 2010

Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff

Tribal Law Journal

This handbook helps take some of the mystery out of practicing in tribal courts. Without the necessary information to learn new rules and protocols many attorneys are understandably reluctant to practice in a new jurisdiction. As a result, tribal courts are underused or misused. This handbook is intended to help attorneys and advocates become more aware of the various individual tribal court systems and to learn their rules and protocol.


Sandia Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff Jan 2010

Sandia Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff

Tribal Law Journal

This handbook helps take some of the mystery out of practicing in tribal courts. Without the necessary information to learn new rules and protocols many attorneys are understandably reluctant to practice in a new jurisdiction. As a result, tribal courts are underused or misused. This handbook is intended to help attorneys and advocates become more aware of the various individual tribal court systems and to learn their rules and protocol.


Kewa Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook Fka Santo Domingo (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff Jan 2010

Kewa Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook Fka Santo Domingo (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff

Tribal Law Journal

This handbook helps take some of the mystery out of practicing in tribal courts. Without the necessary information to learn new rules and protocols many attorneys are understandably reluctant to practice in a new jurisdiction. As a result, tribal courts are underused or misused. This handbook is intended to help attorneys and advocates become more aware of the various individual tribal court systems and to learn their rules and protocol.


Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff Jan 2010

Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff

Tribal Law Journal

This handbook helps take some of the mystery out of practicing in tribal courts. Without the necessary information to learn new rules and protocols many attorneys are understandably reluctant to practice in a new jurisdiction. As a result, tribal courts are underused or misused. This handbook is intended to help attorneys and advocates become more aware of the various individual tribal court systems and to learn their rules and protocol.


Zia Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff Jan 2010

Zia Pueblo Tribal Court Handbook (2010), Tribal Law Journal Staff

Tribal Law Journal

This handbook helps take some of the mystery out of practicing in tribal courts. Without the necessary information to learn new rules and protocols many attorneys are understandably reluctant to practice in a new jurisdiction. As a result, tribal courts are underused or misused. This handbook is intended to help attorneys and advocates become more aware of the various individual tribal court systems and to learn their rules and protocol.


Stories In Mexico And The United States About The Border: The Rhetoric And The Realities, Gloria Valencia-Weber, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Jan 2010

Stories In Mexico And The United States About The Border: The Rhetoric And The Realities, Gloria Valencia-Weber, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Faculty Scholarship

Our goal in this article is to demonstrate how perspective, political agenda, and personal experiences affect how stories about the Mexico-U.S. Border are framed. The framing is shaped by audience and emotional appeal, as well as political agenda. Stories framed and portrayed as personal experiences and stock narratives about a group or country can shape the attitude, experience, and behavior of others. Our discussion will: 1) examine the concept of using word choices and metaphors as devices in storytelling to frame political, economic and social issues, which are meant to evoke certain emotional responses among specific audiences in the immigration …


The Next Great Generation Of American Indian Law Judges, Kevin Washburn Jan 2010

The Next Great Generation Of American Indian Law Judges, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

This short essay, which was the keynote address at a conference of the same title in 2010, argues that the best predictors of good Indian law judging are education, familiarity and experience. People who have been raised believing that there are only two orders of government in the United States are often surprised when they encounter the legal existence of Indian tribes. Most judges become more comfortable with notions of tribal sovereignty after prolonged exposure to cases discussing those principles. Thus, educating all Americans about Indian tribes in primary and secondary education would produce better policy-makers in general and better …


Land Use And Water Supply, Susan Kelly, Joanne Hilton Jan 2010

Land Use And Water Supply, Susan Kelly, Joanne Hilton

Water Matters!

As New Mexico grows and develops, there is a continuing increase in water demand and the need to provide additional supplies. Recent studies estimate the current population of the State to be about two million people, and the population is expected to grow to approximately 3,400,000 by 2050. Regional water plans project water demands for 16 regions within New Mexico. The total projected new water use associated with population growth—the public water supply and associated commercial sectors, exclusive of agriculture, mining, or other industries—ranges from 280,000 to 380,000 acre-feet per year of new water supply needed in the next 40 …