Tag Archives: District of Montana

Federal Court Holds Federal Claims Act Suits against Section 17 Corporations are Suits against the Tribal Owner

Here are the materials in Cain v. Salish Kootenai College (D. Mont.): 90 CSKT Amicus Brief 92 SKC Motion to Dismiss 102 Cain Response 106 Reply 108 DCT Order This case is on remand from the CA9.

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Federal Court Rejects Trappers/Hunters Effort to Dismiss Challenge to Federal Implementation of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Rule 19!)

Here are the materials in Wildearth Guardians v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service (D. Mont.): 75 Motion to Dismiss 79 Federal Response 80 Wildearth Guardians Response 84 Reply 94 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution Proceeding [UPDATED]

Here are the materials in LaForge v. Gets Down (D. Mont.): 12 Morton Motion to Dismiss 21 Tribal Judges Motion to Dismiss 26 Order to Show Cause 27 Morton Response 28 Tribal Judges Response 29 LaForge Brief 30 Magistrate Report 31 … Continue reading

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Indigenous Environmental Network’s Suit Against Keystone XL Will Proceed

Here is the order in the matter of Indigenous Environmental Network v. U.S. Dep’t of State, No. 4:17-cv-00029-BMM (D. Mont.): Doc. 93 – Order Link: Previous posts

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Crow Indian Tribe Sues to Keep Yellowstone Grizzlies on Threatened Species List

Here are the documents and materials in the matter of Crow Indian Tribe et al v. U.S.A. et al, 17-cv-00089 (D. Mont. 2017): Doc. 22 – First Amended Complaint and Petition for Permanent Injunction and Declaratory Relief Doc. 23 – … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Overturn Fort Peck Appellate Court Probate Decision

Here are the materials in White Eagle-Payne v. Bemer (D. Mont.): 9 Motion to Dismiss 9-1 Ft. Peck Appellate Decision 14 Response 17 Magistrate Report 18 DCT Order

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Federal Court Denies Application by Non-Lawyer Tribal Bar Assn. Members for Admission to Practice

Here are the materials in O’Neil v. Gilman (D. Mont.): 1 Complaint 9 Motion to Dismiss 14 Opposotion 15 Reply 16 Magistrate R&R 17 DCT Order

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Tribal Suit against Interior over Yellowstone Grizzly Delisting

Here is the complaint in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. Dept. of Interior (D. Mont.): Complaint and Civil Cover Sheet Doc 1

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Federal Court Affirms Some 638 Contract Denials re: Northern Arapaho Tribe, Remands Others

Here are the materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Lacounte (D. Mont.): 131 NAT Motion for Summary Judgment 140 US Cross Motion 146 NAT Reply 149 US Reply 175 DCT Order An excerpt: The Court affirms the BIA’s declinations of … Continue reading

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Federal Manslaughter Conviction Stands over Alleged Bad Acts by Rocky Boy’s Police Officer

Here are the materials in United States v. Henderson (D. Mont.): 74 Motion to Set Aside Verdict 80 Response 87 DCT Order An excerpt: The Court agrees with Henderson that if the jury would have heard the undisclosed impeaching evidence … Continue reading

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