Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

Indian Civil Rights Complaint Against Wash. State School District

Here is the complaint in the matter of Youckton v. Mary M. Knight School District, et al., 17-cv-05939 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 1 – Complaint A Nisqually tribal member who was beaten enough to have his jaw wired shut after his … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Reconsideration Motion; Plaintiff “Nooksack Tribe” Still Lacks Standing

Here are the new materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 45 Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Order Granting Motion to Dismiss 47 Federal Defendants’ Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Motion for Reconsideration 48 Plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tulalip Land Use Ordinances for Lack of Ripeness

Here are the materials in Mitchell v. Tulalip Tribes of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 6 motion to dismiss 7 response 11 reply 12 dct order

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Nooksack: Federal Court Stays RICO Suit; IBIA Dismisses First IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here are materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 6 – defendant-appellants’ opening brief 11 – plaintiff-appellees’ answering brief 124 non-parties nooksack tribe and certain tribal employees’ motion to quash non-party subpoenas 125 defendants kelly, cante and armstrong’s motion to … Continue reading

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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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