Could this mean the end of Indian law?


Attorneys who represent Indian tribes say Native American rights can be a tough sell before the federal courts. Michigan State University law professor Matthew Fletcher told the Federal Bar Association meeting Friday in Oklahoma City that since the advent of the Rehnquist U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, tribes’ overall success rate before the high court has declined from about 60 percent to 25 percent. He said that gives them a worse win-loss ratio than convicted criminals.