Tag Archives: Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit Affirms Existing Uranium Mine in Grand Canyon Protected Area

Here is the opinion in Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Grand Canyon Lands Withdrawal from Uranium Mining

Here is the opinion in National Mining Association v. Zinke: 9th Cir. Opinion Affirming GC Withdrawal

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Ninth Circuit Restores Navajo Nation Trust Breach Claim in Colorado River Water Rights Matter

Here is the opinion in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt: The panel held that the Nation’s breach of trust claim was not barred by sovereign immunity, and remanded to the district court to consider the claim … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Lummi over Klallam Tribes in U&A Litigation

Here is the opinion in Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe v. Lummi Nation. From the syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Tribe, and held that the disputed waters west of Whidbey Island, Washington … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Video in Casino Pauma v. NLRB

Here. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Squaxin Island Indian Tribe

Here (aka United States v. Washington subproceeding 14-2): Nisqually Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Decides Koniag v. Kanam

Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs: opening brief answer brief reply brief

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Ninth Circuit Remands Makah v. Quileute/Quinault Ocean U&A Dispute

Here is the opinion in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe.  Briefs are here.

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Nooksack Update in Federal RICO Action

Here are new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 122 Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Summary Judgment Response Ninth Circuit briefs in Rabang v. Kelly are here.

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Interior Prevails in Defense of Ione Band Trust Land Acquisition in Ninth Circuit

Here is the opinion in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior. UPDATE: And the unpublished opinion in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke. An excerpt: This case involves a dispute over a proposed casino in Amador County, California. Plaintiff, the … Continue reading

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