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Tag Archives: District of Wyoming
Fremont County, Wyo. Ordered to Pay $960K in Attorney Fees to Indian Plaintiffs in Voting Rights Case
Here are the new materials in Large v. Fremont County (D. Wyo.): 180 Motion for Atty Fees 181 Response 182 Reply 183 DCT Order News coverage here. Lower court materials on the merits here. Appellate materials here.
Federal Court Refuses to Allow N. Arapaho Tribe to Add Establishment Clause Claim to Eagle Act Regulatory Dispute
Here are the new materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe (D. Wyo.): DCT Order Denying Motion N. Arapaho Motion to File Second Amended Complaint USFWS Opposition N. Arapaho Reply An excerpt: With these principles in mind, the Court denies … Continue reading →
The Court rejects the argument that the record rule applies to Plaintiffs’ RFRA claims because RFRA and the APA provide two distinct causes of action with different standards of review. Plaintiffs lack standing to pursue a declaratory judgment that the … Continue reading →
Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Northern Arapaho Tribe Tax Case for Failure to Join Eastern Shoshone Tribe
Here is today’s opinion in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Harnsberger. Briefs here. Lower court materials here.
Here: Encana Opening Brief Lower court materials here.
Here are the materials in Dewey v. Riverton Chief of Police (D. Wyo.): DCT Order Dismissing Dewey Complaint Wyo. Motion to Dismiss
Federal Court Finds Encana Failed to Exhaust Tribal Court Remedies, and Dismisses Challenge to Wind River Tribal Court Jurisdiction
Here are the materials in Encana Oil & Gas v. St. Clair (D. Wyo.): 70 Order Denying PI 71 Order Granting Motions to Dismiss The briefs and other materials are posted here.
Here are the materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Star Trucking (D. Wyo.): Star Trucking Notice of Removal (includes tribal court complaint) NAT Motion to Remand DCT Order Granting Remand
This appears to be an effort to avoid a tribal court trial in the wrongful death action brought by an oil worker at the Wind River Reservation (news coverage here). Update: Last week’s hearing transcript here: encana-v-st-clair-transcript-of-march-2-pi-hearing REV (H/T) Encana Complaint Exhibit … Continue reading →
Here are the materials in Large v. Fremont County (opinion here): Fremont County Opening Brief Large Brief Fremont County Reply Brief Here are the lower court materials.