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dc.creatorPearl, M. Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-26T16:16:27Z
dc.date.available2019-08-26T16:16:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation93 Tul. L. Rev. 269en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/85084
dc.description.abstractDiscusses the idea that originalism provides a basis to advance a strong vision of tribal sovereignty and an exceptionally limited federal role in tribal communities. To advance an originalist constitutional theory supportive of meaningful tribal sovereignty, this Article compares the jurisprudence of Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch in light of their ample records on originalism and Indian law. In particular, their positions on key administrative law concepts paint a stark picture of their respective originalist philosophies-and they generally hold the same position. Their records on Indian law, however, are drastically different, demonstrating the significant ravines that exist among originalists with regard to originalist theories. Thus, these two Justices, supposedly cut from the same originalist cloth, provide a perfect opportunity to critically examine how originalism can be applied to Indian tribes. This Article proposes a new originalist vision of federal Indian law and tribal sovereignty that fits squarely within the jurisprudence of Justice Gorsuch. In stark contrast, Justice Thomas's record on Indian law reflects an anti-originalist understanding of the Constitution that reaffirms longstanding historical misconceptions of the fundamental precepts of the United States and applies contemporary understandings to constitutional language.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTulane Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous peoplesen_US
dc.subjectOriginalismen_US
dc.subjectAdministrative lawen_US
dc.subjectFederal Indian lawen_US
dc.subjectTribal sovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectCongressional plenary poweren_US
dc.subjectJustice Neil M. Gorsuchen_US
dc.subjectJustice Clarence Thomasen_US
dc.titleOriginalism and Indiansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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