Tag Archives: D.C. District Court.

Redding Rancheria Prevails in Reimbursement Dispute with Indian Health Service

Here are the materials in Redding Rancheria v. Hargan (D.D.C.): 31-1 US Motion for Summary Judgment 34-1 Rancheria Motion for Summary Judgment 35 Rancheria Response to 31 36-2 Alaska Health Board Amicus Brief 37 US Reply 42 US Response to … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, trust relationship | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Federal Court Rules Cherokee Freedmen Retain Treaty Rights

Here is the opinion in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.). More details tomorrow. An excerpt: The Court finds it confounding that the Cherokee Nation historically had no qualms about regarding freedmen as Cherokee “property” yet continues, even after 150 years, to … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, treaty rights, tribal membership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Federal Court Dismisses as Moot Lumbee Member Challenge to BIA Indian Preference Interpretation

Here are the materials in Nakai v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 8 Answer 13 Motion to Dismiss as Moot 13-2 M-37040 Opinion 14 Response 19 Reply 24 DCT Order

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Bureau of Indian Affairs, federal recognition, Research, trust relationship | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Federal Court Orders Environmental Review of DAPL

Here is the opinion and order in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): Doc. 238 Order on Summary Judgment Motions Doc. 239 Memorandum Opinion on Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, cultural resources, Environmental, Research | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Federal Court Denies Injunction in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota Federal Recognition Suit

Here are the materials so far in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 10 US Motion to Dismiss 13 Response 14 Reply 17 Motion for TRO 18 US Response 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Denying TRO

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, federal recognition, Research | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Federal Court Holds Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act Requirements Apply to Tribal Corporations

Here are the materials in Ho-Chunk Inc. v. Sessions (D.D.C.): 7 US Motion for Summary J 11-3 HCI Cross Motion 14 US Reply 16 HCI Reply 17 HCI Supplemental Brief 18 US Response to 17 20 HCI Reply in Support … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, economic development, Research, taxation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Updated Standing Rock/NoDAPL Pleadings (March 21-May 11) [Update: thru May 17]

Here are updated pleadings in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): 194 DAPL Reply re Vance Resp to Ct Order 195 SRST Opp to ACOE & DAPL Mtns for Partial Sum Judg 198 Consol … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, cultural resources, Environmental, Research, treaty rights, trust relationship | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Navajo Sues Interior over FY2017 Judicial Contract

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): Complaint An excerpt: Plaintiff Navajo Nation (“Nation”) seeks relief for Defendants’ violations of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended, 25 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, trust relationship | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Amador County v. Dept. of Interior

Here: Amador County Opening Brief DOI Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials in Amador County v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 76-1 Amador County Motion 77 US Motion 81 Amador County Response 83 US Reply 84 DCT Order

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, fee to trust, IGRA, Research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Navajo Sues Interior over Judiciary Funding

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, tribal courts, trust relationship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment