Montana Federal Court Dismisses Native Inmates’ Suit over Jail Conditions that Allegedly Violate Hellsgate Treaty Because 11th Amendment Makes State Officials Immune (which a textualist would know says nothing like that whatsoever)

Here are the materials in Black Crow v. Lake County Jail, recaptioned In re Conditions at Lake County Jail (D. Mont.):

D.C. Federal Court Affirms Army Corps’ Approval of Enbridge Line 3 Permit

Here are the new materials in Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.):

52 Friends of the Headwaters MSJ

53-1 Tribes and Tribal Orgs MSJ

61-1 US Cross Motion

64 Enbridge Cross Motion

65 Tribal Reply

67 Friends Reply

69 US Reply

70 Enbridge Reply

90 DCT Order

Prior post here.

DALL-E rendition of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.

Oregon COA Reverses State Criminal Conviction of Nez Percé Treaty Fishers

Here are the materials in State v. McCormack (Or. Ct. App.):

University of Washington digital collection

Washington Federal Court Keeps Muckleshoot Out as Party in Duwamish Recognition Suit

Here are the materials in Duwamish Tribe v. Haaland (W.D. Wash.):

14 Muckleshoot Motion to Intervene

18 Duwamish Opposition

20 Interior Opposition

21 Reply

26 DCT Order

Complaint here.

New Mexico Federal Court Dismisses Most of Federal Criminal Charges against Navajo Citizen for Selling Hawk and Eagle Feathers

Here are the materials in United States v. Skeet (D.N.M.):

Not a bird

Seventh Circuit Holds State May Not Tax Alienable Lands of Tribal Members on L.C.O. Reservation

Here is the opinion in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Evers:

Briefs and lower court materials here.

FLOW Livestream Event on Line 5 at 11AM Today


Hear about recent developments in the widespread effort to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and stop the proposed oil tunnel. Presenters will answer questions from attendees.


  • Liz Kirkwood, FLOW Executive Director  – Host
  • Whitney Gravelle, President, Bay Mills Indian Community
  • Zach Welcker, FLOW Legal Director
  • Sean McBrearty, Campaign Coordinator, Oil & Water Don’t Mix.

This event is occurring just after the 12th anniversary of the Enbridge Line 6B Kalamazoo River oil spill disaster. At the Straits of Mackinac, Enbridge Line 5 poses a dire threat in what University of Michigan scientists called “the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes.”

Michigan Public Service Commission Requests More Information re: Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel


Elizabeth LaPensée

Tribal brief here.