11.27.2023 | Podcasts

The Limits of Sovereignty

Legal Judg(e)ments Podcast, Season 3, Episode 4

In this episode of Legal Judg(e)ments, Bob Stetson and his guest, Richard Gottlieb, dissect Coughlin v. Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a significant legal battle at the intersection of tribal sovereign immunity and bankruptcy law. They explore the historical concept of sovereign immunity and its application to Native American tribes, focusing on the Clear Statement Rule for waiving sovereign immunity. This episode offers an insightful look into a case that challenges the limits of tribal immunity and the protections provided by bankruptcy law.



Robert W. Stetson


A partner specializing in complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Bob represents various clients ranging from individuals to multi-national corporations in all phases of litigation, including trial and appellate practice. Bob is also the host of the Legal Judg(e)ments podcast.