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

Here is the case page. 20_Opening Brief_09-01-2017 40_AZResponse 41_GilaNavajoResponse 42_USResponse And yes, the case caption should eventually change–Carter et. al. v. Tahsuda et. al. is how the U.S. brief is captioned.

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New Amended Complaint in ICWA Suit Texas (Brackeen) v. Zinke

The plaintiffs in the ICWA suit out of the federal court in Texas asked for time to file an amended complaint. It’s here. Case page is here. Additional state parties are Indiana and Louisiana. Additional children involved are from White … Continue reading

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Five Tribes Complaint against Trump over Bears Ears

Here is the complaint in Hopi Tribe et al. v. Trump (D.D.C.): Doc. 1 Complaint Update on the parallel suit involving Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Wilderness Society v. Trump is here

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NYTs: “Running Through the Heart of Navajo”

Here.

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ICWA Expert Witness Case out of Colorado

Opinion here. The Colorado Court disagrees with holdings in Montana and Michigan on the same issue–what does a qualified expert witness have to say for it to count under 25 U.S.C. 1912(f). Congress’s primary reason for requiring qualified expert testimony … Continue reading

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Texas and Prospective Adoptive Parents File Constitutional Challenge to ICWA and Regulations

Complaint here (northern district of Texas). Additional documents will be posted here. Plaintiffs thus bring this action for declaratory and injunctive relief and pray that this court: (1) vacate and set aside the Final Rule; (2) declare that Sections 1901–1923 … Continue reading

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Ethel Branch: “Native tribes deserve respect for work on the Bears Ears Monument”

In The Hill, here.

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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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Federal Court Declines to Stay Mandate in Effort to Condemn Navajo Lands Saying Utility Loses Even if SCOTUS Reverses

Here are the materials in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land in McKinley County (D.N.M.): 142 Motion to Confirm Stay Order 143 Response 145 Reply 147 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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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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