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Ninth Circuit Materials in Tulalip Tribes v. State of Washington — Gaming Compact Dispute

Here are the briefs: Tulalip Opening Brief Samish Amicus Brief Washington Brief Tulalip Reply Oral argument audio here. Lower court materials here: 13 Tulalip Motion for Summary J 20 Washington Response 28 Tulalip Response 29 Tulalip Reply 30 Washington Reply … Continue reading

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Third Circuit En Banc Petition Materials in Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe (UPDATED)

Here: Petition for Rehearing (12-8-14) NCAI Mtn for Leave and Proposed Brief in Support Filed 12-8-14 Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell amicus brief Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell motion for leave to file amicus brief UPDATE: Borough Opposition to NCAI Amicus Brief … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rejects Bid by Buena Vista Rancheria to Intervene in Challenge to Trust Acquisition

Here is the opinion in Amador County v. Dept. of Interior. An excerpt: In 2005, Amador County, California brought suit against the Department of Interior challenging the Secretary’s approval of a gaming compact between the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Holds NAGPRA Does Not Require Repatriation of Jim Thorpe’s Remains

Here is the opinion in Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe: Jim Thorpe Opinion [Update — the clerk has withdrawn this version of the opinion for quality control.] An excerpt: Thorpe’s remains are located at their final resting place and … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Hoh/Quinault/Quileute v. Port Gamble/Jamestown/Makah Subproceeding 09-1

Here are the briefs in United States v. Washington subproceeding 09-1: Hoh Tribe Opening Brief Quinault & Quileute Tribes Opening Brief Makah Answer Brief Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Answer Brief Washington Answer Brief Hoh Tribe Reply Quileute & … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Crow Tribal Housing Authority v. HUD

Here are the briefs: HUD Opening Brief Crow Answer Brief HUD Reply Oral argument audio and video. Lower court materials here.

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Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Materials

Here is “Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit.” This seems like a misleading headline since the tribe and Feds were on the same side. In short, argument seemed to go well for tribal … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit to Video Stream En banc Arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria Gaming Matter (Sept. 17, 2014)

Here is the news release. An excerpt: On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m., the court will hear oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. State of California, in which the state appeals the summary judgment by the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit to Re-Hear Big Lagoon Rancheria Appeal Sept. 17, 2014

Here: Big Lagoon — CA9 Order Setting Oral Argument En banc materials here. Panel materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Lummi Tribe in Treaty Fishing Dispute

Here is the court’s opinion in United States (Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Tribe) v. Lummi Tribe: CA9 Opinion The court’s syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment entered in favor of the Klallam Tribe in a case involving … Continue reading

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