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Federal Court Denies Emergency Motion to Allow Cherokee Freedmen to Vote

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (N.D. Okla.): DCT Order Denying TRO Robin Mayes Motion for TRO News coverage here.

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NYTs “Disunion” Series Profiles Cherokee Nation after the Civil War

Here. Fascinating. My favorite part: By 1862, Ross had become disillusioned with the Confederate government. The first major military engagements in Indian Territory proved disastrous for both the Confederacy and the Cherokees. Retreating from Indian Territory, the Confederacy left the … Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation En Banc Petition in Vann v. Salazar

Here: 2013-01-28 Appellee Cherokee Nation Petition for Rehearing (without attachments) Panel materials here. The D.C. Circuit has had few, if any, en banc hearings in the last few years because the court is severely understaffed. There have been, however, a … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Cherokee Freedmen Suit against Cherokee Officials

Here is today’s opinion in Vann v. Dept. of Interior: CADC Opinion An excerpt: Applying the precedents that permit suits against government officials in their official capacities, we conclude that this suit may proceed against the Principal Chief in his … Continue reading

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Vann v. Salazar (Cherokee Freedmen) to be Argued before D.C. Circuit Tomorrow

Here is the order: Vann vs Kempthorne oral arguments set 10 18 2012

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Update in Vann v. Interior & Cherokee Nation v. Nash

The Cherokee Nation has voluntarily dismissed their claims against the feds in Cherokee Nation v. Nash: Cherokee nation vs nash order 8 21 2012 feds The feds have an outstanding counterclaim against the Nation and so they remain parties. In … Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation Answer to Federal Counterclaim in Freedmen Suit

Here: Cherokee nation v nash tribal answer to federal counterclaim 8 6 2012 The counterclaim is here.

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Response Briefs in Freedmen Appeal of Rule 19 Dismissal of Vann v. Interior

Here are those briefs: Cherokee Nation Brief [defending the Rule 19 dismissal] Interior Brief [arguing against Rule 19 dismissal] The opening brief is here.   .

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Update in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (Cherokee Freedmen Case)

Here are new materials filed by the Freedmen and the feds against the Cherokee Nation: Federal Answer to Amended Complaint Federal Counterclaim 118-1 Attachment Freedmen Amended Answer — Counterclaims — Cross Claims Freedmen Exhibits News coverage here.

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Amended Cherokee Nation Complaint in Freedmen Suit

Here is the amended complaint in Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma v. Nash (N.D. Okla.): Cherokee nation vs nash 4 23 2012 Cherokee filing From the motion for leave to amend: The proposed Amended Complaint by the Cherokee Nation does not change … Continue reading

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