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Native peoples law

Native Peoples Law governs the Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives that live in the United States. These Native Americans are actually governed by multiple legal structures. First, each tribe may create and enforce its own tribal law. The federal government issued several statutes and treaties that affect the provision of services to people on Native American reservations. Some states may also impose some restrictions on Native Americans.

Practice Area Notes

Lawyers who are experts in Native Peoples Law handle a wide variety of issues. Many of these lawyers work for the tribes or for the state in which the reservation is located. They help Native Americans find work or set up businesses with the people surrounding the reservation, or help the state enforce laws that apply to Native Americans.

Some lawyers work within the tribes and help tribe members handle resolve their internal disputes or access government services to which they are entitled. Unfortunately, American reservations are often in remote areas and suffer from rampant poverty, and many Native Americans have trouble accessing essential legal services.

Who interprets the Constitution?

The Supreme Court is the self-proclaimed final arbiter on disputes involving a Constitutional issue. In Marbury v. Madison, (5 U.S. 137, 1803), the Supreme Court inferred this power and has played a critical role in interpreting the Constitution throughout the nation's history. Supreme Court decisions are binding on the parties. Moreover, Supreme Court decisions are part of the body of Constitutional law, and are, therefore, also binding on all other branches—federal and state—of government, and the people (Art. VI).

How do courts interpret the Constitution?

The Constitution is relatively short and its vague and sometimes antiquated language invites varying interpretations. Competing theories have evolved on the appropriate method to use to interpret the meaning of the Constitution. Examples of these diverse methods include "originalists" who maintain the text must be read literally, while "purposivists" seek to discern and achieve the intent of the law on grounds that the Constitution was intended to be a "living document," adaptable to changing society. In vague areas, courts have referred to principles of English common law, on grounds its application was, in some circumstances, intended by the Framers.

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Robert Osley Saunooke
Robert Osley Saunooke
4

18620 SW 39th Ct, Miramar, FL 33029-2706

Bar #972827(FL)     License for 1993 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Family | Litigation | Native peoples law
Travis W. Trueblood
Travis W. Trueblood
1

180 NW 3rd Ave Ste A, Okeechobee, FL 34972-4118

Bar #417890(FL)     License for 2000 years

Practice Areas: Business | Criminal defense | Native peoples law | Real estate
Buddy James Levy
Buddy James Levy

2385 NW Executive Center Dr Ste 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431-8510

Bar #855642(FL)     License for 1990 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Administrative law | Business | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Entertainment | Government | Native peoples law
Dennis W Hillier
Dennis W Hillier

5100 Town Center Circle Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33486-1008

Bar #111696(FL)     License for 1968 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Land use and zoning | Native peoples law | Real estate
Dennis W Hillier
Dennis W Hillier

5100 Town Center Circle Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33486-1008

License for 1971 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Land use and zoning | Native peoples law | Real estate
King Daniel Logan LaFevers
King Daniel Logan LaFevers

101 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 3920, Tampa, FL 33602-5812

Bar #1024082(FL)    

Practice Areas: Litigation | Native peoples law | Nursing home abuse and neglect
King Daniel Logan LaFevers
King Daniel Logan LaFevers

101 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 3920, Tampa, FL 33602-5812

License for 2020 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Litigation | Native peoples law | Nursing home abuse and neglect

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