Tag Archives: District of Arizona

Goldwater Litigation on the Constitutionality of ICWA Dismissed Without Prejudice

This is the attempted class action litigation claiming ICWA violated the Constitution.This is a big win for ICWA and the legal advocates who worked on this case at the state, federal, and tribal levels. Here is the Order. The legal … Continue reading

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Federal Court Suppresses Defendant’s Statements to IHS Worker in Presence of Tribal Police

Here are the materials in United States v. Walsh (D. Ariz.): 34 Motion to Preclude 44 Response 46 Reply 90 DCT Suppression Order

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Federal Court Orders Exhaustion in Claims involving Interpretation of Navajo Insurance Law

Here are the materials in Progressive Advanced Insurance Company v. Worker (D. Ariz.): 11 Motion to Dismiss 15 Response 16 Reply 17 DCT Order An excerpt: The Court determines that the tribal courts of the Navajo Nation have a colorable or … Continue reading

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Navajo and US Bring CERCLA Actions over Uranium Mining; Consent Decree Reached

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Cypress Amax Minerals Co. (D. Ariz.): 1-complaint Here is the complaint in United States v. Cypress Amax Minerals Co. (D. Ariz.): 1-complaint 5-consent-decreee

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NYTs on Suit against Havasupai Elementary/United States

Here. Complaint here.

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Water Protector Legal Collective Sues Morton Cty. Sheriff Kirchmeier over Police Brutaility/Excessive Force at Standing Rock

Here are the materials in Dundon v. Kirchmeier (D. N.D.): 1 Complaint 14 Motion for TRO News coverage here.  

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Judge Grants Tribal Motions to Intervene in Goldwater (ICWA) Litigation

Here. Previous filings here.

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Federal Court Will Inspect Tribal Documents Sought in Glendale Casino Dispute

Here are the new materials in Tohono O’odham Nation v. Ducey (D. Ariz.): 153 Motion to Compel 156 Response 158 Reply 186 DCT Order on Motion to Compel

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Federal Court Issues Interesting Post-Zepeda Indian Status Decision

Here are the materials in United States v. Loera (D. Ariz.): 7 Loera Opening Brief 16 Loera Revised Opening Brief 24 US Response 25 Reply 26 DCT Order An excerpt: Loera does not meet the first two and most important … Continue reading

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Materials on Federal Seizure of $741,480 from Hopi Cultural Preservation Board Bank Account

Here are the materials so far in United States v. $741,480.00 (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 17 Application for Default Judgment 21 Application for Partial Default Judgment

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