Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation v. Utah, — F.3d —, 2015 WL 3705904, (10th Cir. June 16, 2015)

In this latest episode in a nearly 40-year long battle between the Ute tribe and the State of Utah over local governments displacing tribal authority on tribal lands, the Tenth Circuit enjoined Uintah County officials from pursuing criminal convictions for offenses in areas declared to be Indian Country, and also ordered dismissal of the State’s counterclaims against the Tribe on the grounds of sovereign immunity.