Tag Archives: Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit Vacates Tribal Win in NAHASDA Suit

Here are the materials in Lummi Tribe v. United States. Opinion US Opening Brief Lummi Response Brief US Reply Brief An excerpt from the opinion: The government seeks review of a September 30, 2015 order of the Court of Federal … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rejects Wyandot Nation of Kansas Trust Claims

Here is the opinion in Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States. An excerpt: The Wyandot Nation of Kansas (“Wyandot Nation”) is a Native American tribe allegedly tracing its ancestry to the Historic Wyandot Nation. It claims to be a federally recognized Indian … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Revives “Bad Men Clause” Claim

Here are the materials in Jones v. United States. Opinion Briefs: Jones Brief US Response Brief Reply  

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Federal Circuit Materials in Wyandot Trust Case

Here are the materials in Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States (Fed. Cir.): Wyandot Opening Brief Wyandot Appeal – PCPart1 Wyandot Appeal – PCPart2 WYANDOT APPEAL PCPart3 WYANDOTAPPEALPCPart4 US Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Laguna Loses Contract Dispute with Defense Dept.

Here is the opinion in Laguna Construction Co. v. Carter. 

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Two Shields En Banc Petition

Here is the en banc petition in Two Shields v. United States (Fed. Cir.): 2016-06-13 Two Shields (Appeal) dkt 46 Combined Pet for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing en Banc of Appellants Ramona Two Shields and Mary Louise Defen Panel materials … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Decides Two Shields v. United States

Here is the opinion. An excerpt: Appellants Ramona Two Shields and Mary Louise Defender Wilson brought this action against the United States, seeking redress for themselves and other Native Americans in connection with the government’s alleged mismanagement of oil-and-gas leases … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Materials in Two Shields v. United States

Oral argument audio in Two Shields v. United States (Fed. Cir.): Briefs: Two Shields Opening Brief US Answer Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Circuit Sitting En Banc Declares Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act Unconstitutional

Here is the opinion in In re Tam: In re Tam An excerpt: Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars the Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) from registering scandalous, immoral, or disparaging marks. 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a). The government enacted this … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rejects Yurok Tribe’s ISDEAA Contract Claim

Here are the materials in Yurok Tribe v. Dept. of Interior: CAFed Opinion An excerpt: The Yurok Tribe (Tribe) appeals from the Civilian Board of Contracting Appeals’ (Board) dismissal for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be … Continue reading

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