Tag Archives: tribal member disenrollments

Nooksack Update: Disenrollees File 9th Circuit Appeal; State Superior Court Further Stays Eviction

Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal from the District Court’s dismissal of their civil RICO action to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Rabang v. Kelly (Rabang II). Pending that appeal, the Whatcom County Superior Court further stayed a … Continue reading

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Slate: “The Fight Over Who’s a ‘Real Indian’”

Here.

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Julia Stinson on Disenrollment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Julia M. Stinson has posted “When Tribal Disenrollment Becomes Cruel and Unusual” on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, Native American tribes have disenrolled—permanently removed from tribal … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Sue Interior for Failure to Enforce the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act

Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Zinke (D.D.C.): tribal-members-lawsuit The plaintiffs are represented by Gerald Torres, Michael Sliger, and Hope Babcock. News coverage: “Expelled Tribe Members Say Feds Did Nothing to Protect Their Rights” Update: 10-1 Motion to Dismiss … Continue reading

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Update in Rabang v. Kelly

Here are new docs: 4-11-18 Order Denying Defendants’ Rule 62.1 Motion For Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Kelly Appellants’ Motion For Voluntary Dismissal Of Appeal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Notice of District Court … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses ICRA Suit re: Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians Disenrollments

Here are the materials in John v. Garcia (N.D. Cal.): 74 Motion to Dismiss 76 Opposition 77 Reply 84 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Oral Argument Video in Rabang v. Kelly [Nooksack]

Here. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Stays Nooksack RICO Case Pending DOI Election Investigation

Here is the order in the matter of Rabang et al v. Kelly et al, 17-cv-00088 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 140 – Order At plaintiff’s request, the court has extended a stay of the proceedings until April 30, 2018. It is … Continue reading

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Nooksack Federal Status Report: BIA Questions 126 Special Election Ballots

Here are the materials in the matter of Rabang et al v. Kelly et al, 17-cv-00088 (W. Wash.): 131 Kelly Defendants’ Interim Status Report Re Special Election 132 Joint Status Report Re Special Election 132-1 Exhibit 1 Special Election Official … Continue reading

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