Category Archives: treaty rights

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Skokomish v. Forsman

Here is the unpublished opinion: 17-35336 docket 47_6.18.2018 Briefs here.

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President Fawn Sharp on the Culverts Case

Here (scroll down to the second audio player).

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‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case

From the NY Times: There was a time when the murky waters of the Skagit River offered bountiful salmon harvests to the Swinomish Indians of Washington State. They could fill an entire boat with one cast of the net back … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Affirms Culverts Case by Equally Divided Court

Here is the order. Background materials here.

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NY Court of Appeals Affirms State Tax Collection Powers over Indian Retailers

Here is the opinion in White v. Scheiderman. Briefs: record on appeal native outlet motion for leave to appeal appellant brief seneca nation amicus brief cayuga nation amicus brief state appellee brief state response to tribal amici reply brief

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Federal Court Rejects Effort to Block Lummi Crab Fishery as Unripe

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 18-02 (W.D. Wash.), aka Swinomish Indian Tribe v. Lummi Indian Tribe: 3 swinomish & tulalip motion for tro 16 upper skagit motion 19 lummi response 27 dct order

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US Recommends Grant in Herrera v. Wyoming

Here is the invitation brief: 17-532 Herrera (ac pet) UPDATE: respondent supplemental brief petitioner supplemental brief Other cert stage briefs here.

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Makah Whaling Cert Petition

Here is the petition in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe & Quinault Indian Tribe: 2018-05-21 makah cert petition and appendix Question presented: The question presented is whether the Ninth Circuit—in conflict with the decisions of this Court and … Continue reading

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SG Recommends Grant in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Here: SG Brief Update (5-30-18): supplemental brief for respondent in response to brief of us solicitor general Here are the materials in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-1 [Skokomish U&A]

Here are the briefs: Skokomish Opening Brief Squaxin Island Brief State of Washington Brief Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Brief Lower court materials here.

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