Tag Archives: District of Arizona

Ninth Circuit Briefing in A.D. v. Washburn (Tahsuda)(Goldwater Case)

This is the appeal of the dismissal of the case in the federal District of Arizona purporting to represent all Native children in foster care in Arizona and their non-Indian foster parents or adoptive placements. The Goldwater Institute appealed the … Continue reading

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Federal Court Grants Rule 19 Dismissal in Challenge to Navajo Mine and Four Corners Power Plant

Here are the materials in Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (D. Ariz.): 50 Motion to Dismiss 56 US Opposition 57 Plaintiffs Opposition 61 Reply 64 DCT Order

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State of Arizona/Tucson Unified School District Attack on Mexican Studies Program Violated the Fourteenth Amendment

Here is the opinion in Gonzales v. Douglas (D. Ariz.): Gonzalez-v-Douglas NYTs coverage here. Prior posts here.

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Federal Magistrate Recommends Rejection of Challenge to Federal & Hualapai Criminal Convictions

Here are the materials so far in Smith v. United States (D. Ariz.): 1 Motion to Vacate 8 Government Response 13 Reply 14 Magistrate Report

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Suit over Navajo Hopi Relocation Benefit Payments

Here is the complaint in Nelson v. Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint

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Federal Court Holds US Govt. is “Owner” of Indian Trust Land under CERCLA for Liability Purposes

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 130 El Paso Supplemental Brief 133 US Supplemental Brief 135 DCT Order Prior post on this case here.

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Federal Dismisses Contract Action under Rule 19 for Failure to Join Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corp.

Here are the materials in LDFS LLC v. IEC Group Incorporated (D. Ariz.): 11 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 15 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Federal Court Orders More Briefing on Ownership Liability in CERCLA Suit Involving Navajo Reservation Uranium Mining

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 114 Plaintiff Motion for Summary J 119 US Response 123 Reply 128 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff El Paso Natural Gas Company brought suit … Continue reading

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Consent Decree in Navajo Nation Recovery for Hazardous Substances at Abandoned Uranium Mines

Here are documents in the matter of Navajo Nation v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Company et al, 17-cv-00140 (D. Ariz. May 22, 2017): Doc. 23 – Unopposed Motion to Enter the Proposed Consent Decree and Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion … Continue reading

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Gila River Sues Gravel Company for Trespass

Here is the complaint in Gila River Indian Community v. Skousen Family Gravel Operations LLC (D. Ariz.): Doc 1 – Complaint

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