Category Archives: tribal election

Federal Court Denies Reconsideration Motion; Plaintiff “Nooksack Tribe” Still Lacks Standing

Here are the new materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 45 Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Order Granting Motion to Dismiss 47 Federal Defendants’ Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Motion for Reconsideration 48 Plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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MSU/ILPC Alums Whitney Gravelle & Bryan Newland Sworn in as Bay Mills Chief Judge and Chairman

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Nooksack: Federal Court Stays RICO Suit; IBIA Dismisses First IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here are materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 6 – defendant-appellants’ opening brief 11 – plaintiff-appellees’ answering brief 124 non-parties nooksack tribe and certain tribal employees’ motion to quash non-party subpoenas 125 defendants kelly, cante and armstrong’s motion to … Continue reading

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Nooksack Update in Federal RICO Action

Here are new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 122 Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Summary Judgment Response Ninth Circuit briefs in Rabang v. Kelly are here.

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Tavares v. Whitehouse Cert Petition (United Auburn Indian Community Banishment)

Here: Cert Petition Question presented: This case presents a question that divides the circuits: Should the “detention” requirement for habeas review under the ICRA be construed “more narrowly than” the “custody” showing required under other federal habeas statutes? Lower court … Continue reading

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Nooksack Reaches Settlement with National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Nooksack NIGC Settlement

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Federal Government and Purported Nooksack Leadership Reach Agreement to Hold Elections

Here is the Memorandum of Agreement: MOA.8-28-17

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IBIA Dismisses Second Nooksack IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here: 8-11-17 Nooksack v IHS (IBIA) Order Dismissing Appeal

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Federal Court Refuses to Enjoin Standing Rock Election

Here are the materials in Fool Bear v. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint 3 Motion for PI 5 DCT Order Denying TRO 6 Motion for Reconsideration 8 DCT Order Denying Reconsideration

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Federal Nooksack Update: USDC (RICO), IBIA, IHS, EPA

Here are additional materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 66 – Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support Thereof 71 – Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendant Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment 80 – Defendant … Continue reading

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