Category Archives: treaty rights

Background Materials in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Supreme Court –Merits Stage Joint Appendix Petitioner’s Brief –Cert Stage Cert Petition Cougar Den Cert Opp Reply SG Brief supplemental brief for respondent in response to brief of us solicitor general Washington Supreme Court Here is the opinion in Cougar Den … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Treaty Defense in United States v. King Mountain Tobacco (Nos. 14-36055, 16-35607)

Here is the opinion. An excerpt: We affirm our longstanding rule that Indians—like all citizens—are subject to federal taxation unless expressly exempted by a treaty or congressional statute. Hoptowit, 709 F.2d at 566. In this case, neither the General Allotment Act nor the Treaty … Continue reading

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Muscogee Creek Freedmen Groups Sues Interior, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief

Here is the complaint in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, Inc. v. Zinke (D.D.C.). From the press release: The Muscogee Creek Nation (“MNC”), with full knowledge and approval of the DOI, continues to deny so-called “Creek Freedmen” and their Descendants … Continue reading

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Pro Se Claims of Unrecognized “Cherokee Nation of Indians” Dismissed

Here are the materials in Ayanuli v. United States (Ct. Cl.): 1 complaint 5 motion to dismiss 7 dct order

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SCOTUS Grants Herrera v. Wyoming

Here is today’s order list. Here is the tag for Herrera v. Wyoming.

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SCOTUS Grants Cougar Den Tax Case; Denies Shingle Springs Gaming and Wind River Reservation Boundaries Cases; Issues CVSG in Ute Tribal Court Jurisdiction Matter

Here is today’s order list. Here are the materials in the Cougar Den matter. Here are the materials in the Shingle Springs matter. Here are the materials in the Wind River matter. Here are the materials in the Ute Tribe … Continue reading

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Here is the unpublished opinion: 17-35336 docket 47_6.18.2018 Briefs here.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