Category Archives: tribal election

Ninth Circuit Decides California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke

Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs here. Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rabang v. Kelly II

Here: 6. Opening Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants 11. Appellee Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Answering Brief 13. Answering Brief of Kelly Defendants-Appellants 21. Reply Case tag here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke

Here: appellant-brief.pdf tribal-appellee-brief1.pdf federal-answer-brief.pdf reply-1.pdf Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Election

Here are the materials in Thompson v. United States (D. Nev.): 6 Complaint 10 Tribal Defendants MTD 13 Amended Tribal MTD 20 DCT Order Dismissing US 26 Motion for Reconsideration 28 DCT Order

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Federal Court Grants Comity to Winnemucca Tribal Court Rulings in Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Winnemucca Indian Colony v. Dept. of Interior (D. Nev.): 277 Status Report 277-1 Tribal Court Order of Dismissal 277-2 Nevada Itertribal COA Opinion 277-3 Tribal COA Denial of Motion for Reconsideration 277-4 Tribal Order of Dismissal after … Continue reading

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Update in Rabang v. Kelly

Here are new docs: 4-11-18 Order Denying Defendants’ Rule 62.1 Motion For Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Kelly Appellants’ Motion For Voluntary Dismissal Of Appeal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Notice of District Court … Continue reading

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Nooksack Interim Council Ratifies Past Acts

Here are new materials filed in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-15 Ratication of Appointment of Chief Judge Ray Dodge 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-16 Ratication of Appointment of Milt Rowland Foster … Continue reading

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Another Update on Cayuga Leadership Dispute

Here are the new materials in Cayuga Nation v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 40 DCT Order on 16 42 DCT Order on 22 Prior post here.

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Update in Nooksack RICO Suit

Here are the new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 03-20-18 Letter From Bob Kelly and Notice of Involuntary Disenrollement 144 3-15-18 Kelly Defendants’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 146 3-15-18 Defendant Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Notice of … Continue reading

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Federal Court Stays Nooksack RICO Case Pending DOI Election Investigation

Here is the order in the matter of Rabang et al v. Kelly et al, 17-cv-00088 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 140 – Order At plaintiff’s request, the court has extended a stay of the proceedings until April 30, 2018. It is … Continue reading

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