Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

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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Latest Nooksack Federal Court, IHS Developments

Here are new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 9-22-17 letter from ihs to nooksack tribal members 11-18-16 Letter IHS Regional Director Dean Seyler to Nooksack Chairman Robert Kelly Jr 116 Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Briefing Re MOA 118 Defendant Dodge’s … Continue reading

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Briefs For Opposing Motions to Compel and Quash in Nooksack RICO Case

Here are the documents in the matter of Rabang v. Kelly, 17-cv-00088 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 95 – Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Discovery Doc. 98 – Motion to Quash Subpoena Noted for Hearing September 8 2017 Doc. 102 – Response of Kelly … Continue reading

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Chinook Indian Nation Sues for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint

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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

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Federal Court Holds Leonard Peltier Defamation Suit against Former FBI Agents Who Can’t Let It Go and Don’t Like Peltier’s Art is a SLAPP Suit and Must Be Dismissed

Here are the materials in Peltier v. Sacks (W.D. Wash.): 15 Motion to Dismiss 22 Reply 23 Response 25 DCT Order

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Federal Court Allows Discovery of Nooksack Tribal Court Judge

Here are the materials from Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 75 Plaintiffs’ Motion to Deny or Continue Defendant Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment 82 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Opposition to Rule 56(D) Motion 84 Plaintiffs’ Reply in Support of … Continue reading

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Federal Nooksack Update: USDC (RICO), IBIA, IHS, EPA

Here are additional materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 66 – Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support Thereof 71 – Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendant Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment 80 – Defendant … Continue reading

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Federal Court Restores Swinomish Breach and Trespass Claims against BNSF Railroad

Here are the new materials in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (W.D. Wash.): 77 Swinomish Motion for Reconsideration 79 Response 80 Reply 82 Swinomish Supplemental Authority Statement 85 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims against Individual Federal Defendants in Indian Tax Case

Here are the new materials in Comenout v. Pierce County Superior Court (W.D. Wash.): 65 Motion to Dismiss 68 Response 69 Reply 70 DCT Order Tag for prior posts here.

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