Tag Archives: United States v. Washington

Makah Whaling Cert Petition

Here is the petition in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe & Quinault Indian Tribe: 2018-05-21 makah cert petition and appendix Question presented: The question presented is whether the Ninth Circuit—in conflict with the decisions of this Court and … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-1 [Skokomish U&A]

Here are the briefs: Skokomish Opening Brief Squaxin Island Brief State of Washington Brief Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02 [Muckleshoot Request for U&A Determination in Puget Sound Saltwater]

Here are the materials in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes (W.D. Wash.): 25 Motion to Dismiss 27 Suquamish Motion to Dismiss 31 Muckleshoot Response 37 Reply 39 Suquamish Reply 40 DCT Order  

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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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Cert Opp Briefs in Culverts Case

Here: US Brief in Opposition Tribes Brief in Opposition

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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 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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Upper Skagit Prevails over Suquamish in Ninth Circuit U&A Fishing Territory Appeal

Here is the opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe. An excerpt: In this treaty fishing rights case, the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (“the Upper Skagit”) filed a Request for Determination as to the geographic scope of the Suquamish … Continue reading

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Seattle Human Rights Commission Letter on Culverts Case

Here: Seattle Human Rights Commission Culvert_OpEd An excerpt: The Seattle Human Rights Commission writes in response to the Seattle Times recent editorial “The Supreme Court must clarify culvert ruling,” and seeks to correct inaccuracies regarding tribal treaty rights and the State’s obligation … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe (U.S. v. Washington subproceeding 14-1)

Here: S’Klallam Tribes Brief Suquamish Reply Tulalip Tribes Brief Upper Skagit Brief Oral argument video here.

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