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Paul Stenzel

Articles by Paul Stenzel

We live in ‘ancient’ times

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y. is remarkable not so much for its result (Indian country has come to expect negative decisions from the Rehnquist Court), but for its use of language. "Language is the skin of an idea," wrote Justice Oliver Holmes...

Rendering the NLRB Unnecessary

As has been written in these pages, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in San Manuel Indian Casino and Bingo is troubling and arrogant and it violates the most sacred tenet the U.S. government claims to honor: The consent of the governed. The NLRB ruled that when tribes operate "typically commercial" employ...