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Promulgated and adopted by the TERO Commission on June 1, 2011 (pursuant to authority delegated from the Crow Legislature under CLB 09-01, the Crow Nation Workforce Protection Act)
Promulgated and adopted in 2003 pursuant to Article IX of the Crow Tribal Election Ordinance.
Signed by the Executive Branch Chairman in late 2011; note: CrowLaws.org does not represent any position concerning the constitutionality of an Executive Branch personnel policy not signed by all four elected Executive Officers pursuant to Article IV, Section 3(b) of the Crow Tribal Constitution
Note on Executive Orders: It is not clear whether or not there is consensus amongst the elected Executive Branch officials concerning the question as to whether or not an Executive Order requires all four officials to sign or three out of the four. Legal counsel for the Executive Branch appears in support of the notion that only the Chairman has the authority to issue an Executive Order (no clear constitutional text supports this position).
The Editor is not aware of a comprehensive database of all previous Executive Orders, but notes that the 2001 Constitution appears to place the duty squarely on the Tribal Secretary under Article IV, Section 6(a).
On April 22nd, 2012 a request for all Executive Orders on record was made of Secretary Russell. No response has yet been provided.
Note on Adminstrative Regulations: The Legislature has delegated its rule-making power to the Executive Branch in certain areas, most notably to the TERO Commission for purposes of implementing certain provisions of the 2009 Crow Nation Workforce Protection Act. The Crow Tribe does not have a "tribal CFR" book or publication of proposed rules in a programmatic "federal register" type public notice. Perhaps partially as a result of this lack of transparency, the Legislature has not eagerly delegated is law-making power. Certainly, a fair debate can be had concerning the "non-delegation" doctrine and its applicability in the context of the 2001 Crow Constitution. As it stands today, no Crow judicial determination has been made concerning the metes and bounds of legislative delegation of law-making power.
The Crow Tribal Court Rules of Professional Conduct were promulgated by then-Chief Appellate Judge Del Laverdure in 2005 and are the rules establishing the legal ethics of attorneys and lay advocates practicing on the Crow Reservation and subject to tribal jurisdiction.
It is unknown whether the lower Crow Tribal Court has any court rules to supplement the Crow Rules of Civil Procedure.