Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

Materials (so far) in Stillaguamish U&A Subproceeding

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-03 (W.D. Wash.): 1 Motion for Leave 3 DCT Order Granting Request 4 Stillaguamish Request for Determination 47 Stillaguamish Motion for Contempt 54 Tulalip Response 55 Swinomish Response 56 Stillaguamish … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.  

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Leonard Peltier Free Speech Claims against State of Washington for Removing His Paintings from Exhibit Survive Summary Judgment Motion

Here are the materials in Peltier v. Sacks (W.D. Wash.): 42 defendant motion for summary j 51 response 52-4 painting one 52-5 painting two 52-6 painting three 53 reply 54 dct order Earlier post on this matter here.

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Federal Court Dismisses All But One Claim in Long-running Dahlstrom v. United States [wrongful discharge from Sauk-Siuattle]

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 69 us motion to dismiss 73 opposition 75 reply 77 dct order dismissing second amended complaint    

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Federal Court Won’t Acknowledge Chinook Tribe, but Allows Suit to Challenge Federal Acknowledgement Regs

Here is the order in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 45 dct order Materials here,

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Post-Trial Briefs in Tulalip Tribes v. Washington [Quil Ceda]

Here are the post-trial briefs in Tulalip Tribes v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): stateposttrialbrief tulalipposttrialbrief Case tag here.

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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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Federal Court Rejects Effort to Block Lummi Crab Fishery as Unripe

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 18-02 (W.D. Wash.), aka Swinomish Indian Tribe v. Lummi Indian Tribe: 3 swinomish & tulalip motion for tro 16 upper skagit motion 19 lummi response 27 dct order

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Chinook Nation Federal Recognition Arguments Were Today; Here are the Briefs . . .

in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 32 us motion to dismiss 37 chinook response 41 reply Complaint here.

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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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