Category Archives: Research

Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Navajo Sues Interior over Judiciary Funding

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

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Incarcerated Cobell-Eligible Beneficiary’s Federal Trust Claims May Proceed

Here are the materials in Godfrey v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 1 Complaint 8 US Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 15 DCT Order

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Gorsuch: “Tribes are . . . Sovereign Nations”

Here is a link to a short clip created by a user on C-SPAN from Judge Gorsuch’s testimony. Judge Gorsuch mentions his decisions in cases involving the Ute Tribe and the Osage Tribe. Thanks to John Dossett.

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DAPL Appeal Pleadings

Here are the briefs in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers: 2017 03 15 Em Mtn for Injunction 2017 03 17 ACOE Resp in Opp 2017 03 17 CRST Reply 2017 03 17 DAPL Resp … Continue reading

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Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1) Does the Secretary of the Interior have unlimited authority pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 465,25 U.S.C. § 9 and 43 U.S.C. § 1457 to promulgate and exercise the 25 CFR Part 151 regulations to … Continue reading

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Former Tribal Employee’s False Claims Act Suit to Proceed against Individuals, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Dismissed

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribe (W.D. Wash.): 13 Motion to Dismiss 15 Motion for TRO 19 Response to 15 20 Reply in Support of 15 22 DCT Order Denying 15 27 Response to 13 28 Reply … Continue reading

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Federal Court Issues Protective Order re: Sacred Sites in Pueblo of Jemez Land Claim against US

Here are the materials in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 105 Pueblo Motion for Protective Order 108 US Response and Cross Motion 110 Pueblo Reply 113 US Reply 114 DCT Order This case is on remand from the … Continue reading

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More DAPL Pleadings (March 15 to Present)

Here: 174 ACOE Unopposed Motion to Consolidate Cases 174-1 Proposed Order 175 SRST Motion to Extend Time 176 DAPL Opp to SRST Mtn Ext Time 177 Vance Response to Court’s 3-3-17 Order [178 sealed] 179 DAPL Status Report-Redacted 180 Stmt … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Jamul Action Committee Appeal

Here are the briefs (so far) in Jamul Action Committee v. [Chaudhuri]: Jamul Action Committee Opening Brief Lower court materials here.  

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