Category Archives: tribal election

Nooksack Federal/State Litigation Update

Tageant v. Ashby (state court tort suit removed to federal court) 1-0.-7-12-19-notice-of-removal-to-federal-court.pdf 1-1.-7-12-19-complaint.pdf 6.-7-17-19-defendant-michael-ashbys-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf 11.-7-23-19-plaintiffs-response-in-opposition-to-defendant-ashbys-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf 14.-8-5-19-united-states-opposition-to-defendants-motion-for-certification-of-federal-employment.pdf 16.-8-9-19-defendant-mike-ashbys-reply-in-support-of-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf Adams v. Elfo (federal court habeas corpus suit) 6.-8-13-19-amended-petition-for-writ-of-habeas-corpus.pdf Adams v. Dodge (state court tort suit) 8-13-19-first-amended-complaint.pdf Doucette v. Zinke (federal APA suit) … Continue reading

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Update in San Pasqual Band Membership Suits

Here are the materials in Alegre v. United States (S.D. Cal.): 44 second Amended Complaint 46-1 US Motion to Dismiss 48 Response 49 Reply 50-1 Individual Defendants MTD 53 Response 59 DCT Order Dismissing SAC 62 Third Amended Complaint 68-1 … Continue reading

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Nooksack Update: Rabang v. Kelly II (9th Cir.); Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash))

District court materials (prior post here): 28 Doucette v. Bernhardt 3-7-19 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment 32 Doucette v. Bernhardt 4-18-19 Defendants’ Consolidated Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Support of Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary … Continue reading

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Effort to Stop Cherokee Election Rejected

Here are the materials in Fleming v. Cherokee Nation (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 2-5 Motion for TRO 6 Cherokee Opposition 9 Cherokee Motion to Dismiss 12 Federal Motion to Dismiss 13 Plaintiffs’ Response 15 Federal Reply 17 DCT Order

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In Re: The Protest of Huber to Disqualify Walkingstick as Candidate for Principal Chief (Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, May 29, 2019)

Here: SC-19-07 25-Order 5-29-19

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Federal Court Denies Sanctions Request in Dismissed Intra-Tribal Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Tribal Council of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma v. Foster (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 9 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal 13 Motion for Sanctions 13-5 Wilkinson v Hamilton Tribal Court Opinion 13-30 Hamilton v … Continue reading

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Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Secretarial Election at Calif. Valley Miwok

Here are the materials in Aranda v. Sweeney (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 4-2 Motion for TRO 4-3 Declaration of Everyone 6 DCT Order Denying Motion for TRO

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MHA Nation Tribal Member Effort to Force Secretarial Election over Voting Rights Fails

Here are the materials in Cross v. Dept. of Interior (D. Ariz.): 1-complaint-1.pdf 10-motion-to-dismiss.pdf 11-response.pdf 12-reply.pdf 18-dct-order.pdf 65ibia089.pdf 65ibia157.pdf

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Federal Court Affirms BIA Recognition Decision in Cayuga Nation Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Cayuga Nation v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 47 Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 50-1 Defendant Cayuga MSJ 51 Federal MSJ 57 Plaintiff Cayuga Reply 59 Reformatted Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 63 Defendant Cayuga Reply 64 Federal Reply 72 DCT Order … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Bank Suit in Crow Nation Leadership Dispute

Here is the order in First Interstate BancSystem Inc. v. Not Afraid (D. Mont.): 20 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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