Tag Archives: United States v. Washington

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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Ninth Circuit Materials in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe (U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 09-1 — second go around, I think?)

Here: Four Tribes’ Brief Hoh Tribe Brief Makah Brief Makah Reply Quinault and Quileute Brief Six Tribes’ Brief State Brief State Reply Oral argument video here.

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Skokomish Tribe Effort to Re-Open Its U&A Fishing Territory Fails

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-1 (Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation) (W.D. Wash.): 1-1 Skokomish Request for Determination 21 S’Klallam Tribes Motion to Dismiss 23 Squaxin Island Motion … Continue reading

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Michael Blumm on the Treaty Right to a Habitat

Michael Blumm has published “Indian Treaty Fishing Rights and the Environment: Affirming the Right to Habitat Protection and Restoration” in the Washington Law Review.

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