California Federal Court Dismisses Final Two Defendants in Acres Bonusing v. Ramsey (formerly Marston)

Here are the materials in Acres Bonusing Inc. v. Ramsey (N.D. Cal.):

90 First Amended Complaint

96 Motion to Dismiss

101 Opposition

102 Reply

105 DCT Order

Prior post here.

From DALL-E, an abstract painting of a judge slapping someone with a fish. Yeah, sure, it could be that.

D.C. Federal Court Dismisses Suits Attacking United Keetoowah and Kialegee Compacts, Allows Suits Against Comanche and Otoe-Missouria to Proceed

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Dept, of the Interior (D.D.C.):

Prior post here.


Ninth Circuit Rejects Tribal Immunity under Bankruptcy Act

Here is the unpublished order in Numa Corp. v. Diven, formerly Cedarville Rancheria v. Diven.

Briefs here.

Another weird one from DALL-E: A showdown between Indians and lawyers before the Supreme Court.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Tribal Wind Farm

Here is the unpublished opinion in Backcountry Against Dumps v. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Briefs here.

Update in Maverick Gaming Challenge to IGRA — New Venue and Rule 19 Motion to Dismiss

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

Prior post here.

Shoalwater Bay is serious.

Ninth Circuit Materials in Backcountry Against Dumps v. Bureau of Indian Affairs [Campo Band Wind Energy Project]


Lower court materials here.

Oklahoma Federal Court Finds No Jurisdiction in Contract Dispute Involving Seneca-Cayuga Nation

Here are the materials in The Queens LLC v. Seneca-Cayuga Nation (N.D. Okla.):

2 Complaint

10 Motion to Dismiss — Immunity

13 Response

14 Reply

17 Surreply

32 Motion for Determination of Federal Court Jurisdiction

35 Response

37 Reply

38 DCT Order

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Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe Cert Petition in Bankruptcy Act/Sovereign Immunity Case

Here is the petition in Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Coughlin:

Question presented:

Whether the Bankruptcy Code expresses unequivocally Congress’s intent to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.

Lower court materials here.


Cert Stage Materials in Lopez v. Quaempts


Questions presented:

  1. Whether this Court, to allow for more complete state court tort remedies against individual tribal employees, as indicated in Lewis v. Clarke, 137 S. Ct. 1285 (2017), should clarify existing tribal sovereign immunity law to allow tort vic- tims to sue a tribe based on vicarious lia- bility when a tribe ratifies individual tribal employees’ actions giving rise to the state tort claims.
  2. Whether the lower court’s refusal to rec- ognize a tribe’s ratification of tribal em- ployees’ allegedly tortious acts, as an express waiver of sovereign immunity im- permissibly interferes with states’ rights to award remedies to tort victims.

Lower court materials here.