Tag Archives: indian taxation

Cert Petition in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways. Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Allows Riverside County Possessory Interest Tax on Agua Caliente

Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County (C.D. Cal.): 163 DCT Order Briefs here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims against Individual Federal Defendants in Indian Tax Case

Here are the new materials in Comenout v. Pierce County Superior Court (W.D. Wash.): 65 Motion to Dismiss 68 Response 69 Reply 70 DCT Order Tag for prior posts here.

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Ninth Circuit Materials in United States v. King Mountain Tobacco Co.

Here: Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Summary Judgment Motions in Agua Caliente Tax Dispute

Here are the materials in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County (C.D. Cal.): 144 Agua Caliente Motion 149-1 Desert Water Agency Motion 150 County Motion 153 Agua Caliente Reply 155 County Reply 156 Desert Water Agency Reply … Continue reading

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Updates in Comenout Litigation

Here are the materials in Comenout v. Pierce County Superior Court (W.D. Wash.): 46 Motion to File Third Amended Complaint and PI 49 Motion for Sanctions 53 State Response to 46 54 US Response to 46 58 Reply in Support of … Continue reading

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Washington SCT Rules 7-2 in Favor of Treaty Right to Travel

Here is the opinion in Cougar Den Inc. v. Washington State Dept. of Licensing. Briefs: 92289-6 Appellant’s Opening Brief 92289-6 Appellant’s Reply 92289-6 Appellant’s Response to Amicus Brief 92289-6 Respondent’s Brief 92289-6 Yakama Nation Amicus Brief

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Haudenosaunee CCTA Defendant May Not Use Indian Law as a Defense to Cigarette Trafficking Charge

Here are the materials in United States v. Tarbell (N.D.N.Y.): 24 Motion in Limine re Indian Cigarettes 29 Response 47 DCT Order on Motions in Limine

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Tribal Leasing Regs

Here is the opinion in Desert Water Agency v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt from the court’s summary: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal for lack of standing and ripeness of a complaint brought by the Desert Water … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies State and Tribal Motions for Summary Judgment in Quil Ceda Tax Disputes

Here is the order in Tulalip Tribes v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 131 Order Briefs are here.

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