Update in Federal Trespass Action at Makah (U.S. v. Ray)

The federal court, after ordering the United States DOJ to exhaust tribal court remedies (an order that apparently made the government’s attorneys ornery), granting partial summary judgment to the government.

Here are the new materials in United States v. Ray (W.D. Wash.):

DCT Order Granting Partial Summary J

US Motion for Partial Summary J

US Motion to Lift Stay

And the Makah tribal court materials:

Makah Tribal Court Order

US Petition for Determination of Makah Tribal Law

The post on the federal court’s requirement that the government seek a tribal court determination of tribal law is here.

The underlying complaint is here.