Tag Archives: tribal sovereign immunity
Federal Court Rules in Favor of Stillaguamish Tribe in Dispute with State of Washington over Apparent/Actual Authority to Waive Tribal Immunity
Here are the materials in Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 26 State Motion for Summary Judgment 28 Tribe Motion for Summary J 33 Tribe Response 37 State Response 41 State Reply 42 Tribe Reply 44 DCT … Continue reading →
Here is the opinion. An excerpt: “There are reasons to doubt the wisdom of perpetuating the doctrine” of tribal immunity. Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Mfg. Techs., Inc., 523 U.S. 751, 758 (1998). It “can harm those who are unaware … Continue reading →
Here are the materials in Osceola Blackwood Ivory Gaming Group LLC v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (E.D. Cal.): 8 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 14 Reply 18 DCT Order
Tenth Circuit Denies Utility/Pipeline Company En Banc Petition; Cert Petition Likely; Trump Admin. May Change Position on Case to Appease Pipeline Company
Here are the materials in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan: PSCNM En Banc Petition Transwestern Pipeline Company Amicus Brief CA10 Order on En Banc Review PSCNM Motion for Stay Prior posts here.
Here are the materials in Ireson v. AVI Casino Enterprises (D. Nev.): 8 Motion to Dismiss 11 Response 16 Reply 21 DCT Order
Here is the opinion in United States ex rel. Cain v. Salish Kootenai College. Materials here.
Here are the materials in Wilson v. Umpqua Indian Development Corporation (D. Or.): 1 Complaint 1-7 Tribal Court Decision 15 Motion to Dismiss 17 Opposition 18 Reply 23 Surreply 27 DCT Order
Here is the unpublished opinion in Washington v. Director of the Dept. of Licensing. An excerpt: After losing her vehicle to the Swinomish Tribe in civil forfeiture, Washington filed this suit against the Department of Licensing and unnamed Swinomish police … Continue reading →
Here is the unpublished opinion in Eagleman v. Rocky Boy’s Chippewa-Cree Business Committee or Council. Briefs here. Lower court materials here. Oral argument video here.
Here is the opinion in Churchill Financial Management Corp. v. ClearNexus Inc. (Ga. Ct. App.): Ga Ct App Opinion An excerpt: Most courts that have addressed this issue have determined that tribal sovereign immunity extends to entities known as chartered … Continue reading →