Confederated Chehalis Tribes v. Thurston County Update

Chehalis has filed a motion for summary judgment against Thurston County on the question of whether the county may tax the non-Indian-owned portion of a Great Wolf Lodge located on tribal trust lands. The Western District of Washington previously denied the Tribe’s motion for a preliminary injunction (materials here). Here is the news coverage of the instant motion (Indianz and local).

And here are the briefs for the summary judgment motion:

chehalis-motion-for-summary-judgment

chehalis-motion-exhibits

thurston-county-opposition-to-summ-j-motion

chehalis-reply-to-opposition