Tag Archives: D.C. District Court

Kialegee Tribal Town Sues DOI Over Jurisdiction After Muscogee (Creek) Nation Raid

Links: Tulsa World coverage Download(PDF) complaint in the matter of Kialegee Tribal Town v. Zinke et al, 17-cv-01670 (D.C. Circuit August 17, 2017): Doc. 1 – Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Kialegee Tribal Town is arguing the precedence of … Continue reading

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Bismarck Tribune Article on Lack of Written Easement From Corps for Dakota Access Pipeline

Here. While hundreds are settling in for the long haul at an encampment to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Thursday that the pipeline developer, Energy Transfer Partners, does not yet have a written … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Mackinac Tribe’s Bid for Federal Recognition

Here is the order in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 19 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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NIGC Prevails in Dispute with City of Duluth over the Fond du Luth Casino

The D.C. District Court granted the NIGC’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the City’s APA challenge to the Fond-du-Luth NOV. Here is the order in City of Duluth v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. D.C.): APA case — District … Continue reading

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Forest County Potawatomi Complaint re: Denial of Class III Gaming Compact — And Commentary

The Forest County Potawatomi Community has filed a complaint against the Department of the Interior over the disapproval of its gaming compact – the latest development in the Menominee Tribe’s efforts to develop a class III gaming facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Third Amended Complaint and Answer in Stand Up For California v. Dept. of Interior

Here: 103 Third Amended Complaint 105 Interior Answer Prior posts here, here, here, and here.

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Forest County Potawatomi FOIA Suit against Interior over Menominee Fee to Trust Materials

Here is the complaint in Forest County Potawatomi Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: For over two years, Plaintiff Forest County Potawatomi Community (the “Community”) has attempted to obtain records from Defendants, pursuant to the Freedom of … Continue reading

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D.C. District Court Overturns Decision to Remove Gray Wolf from Endangered Species List

Memorandum and Opinion (111 pages) and Order. ORDERED that, because the rule Revising the Listing of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Western Great Lakes (the “Final Rule”), 76 Fed. Reg. 81,666 (Dec. 28, 2011), is arbitrary and capricious and violates the Endangered … Continue reading

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Interior Prevails in Carcieri-Based Challenge to Cowlitz Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 23 Grand Ronde Motion 24 Clark County Motion 36 Interior Response 39-1 Samish Amicus Brief 44 Cowlitz Motion 54 Grand Ronde Response 59 Clark … Continue reading

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Navajo Sues Interior over Failure to Approve 638 Compact re: Tribal Judiciary

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This is an action for declaratory and injunctive relief and money damages brought against the Department and the Secretary for Defendants’ violations of the … Continue reading

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