Category Archives: tribal election

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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Federal Court Materials in Dispute over Crow Nation Bank Accounts [arising from leadership dispute]

Here are the materials in First Interstate BancSystem Inc. v. Not Afraid (D. Mont.): 1 Complaint 14 DCT Order 15 Motion to Quash 15-1 Affidavit 18 Second Motion to Quash 18-1 affidavit

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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss APA Suit Re: Nooksack Special Council Election

Here are the materials from Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 9. 9-7-18 notice of motion and interior defedendants’ motion to dismiss; memorandum of points and authorites in support thereof 11. 10-1-18 plaintiffs’ response to interior defendants’ motion to dismiss 13. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke

Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs here. Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rabang v. Kelly II

Here: 6. Opening Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants 11. Appellee Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Answering Brief 13. Answering Brief of Kelly Defendants-Appellants 21. Reply Case tag here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke

Here: appellant-brief.pdf tribal-appellee-brief1.pdf federal-answer-brief.pdf reply-1.pdf Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Election

Here are the materials in Thompson v. United States (D. Nev.): 6 Complaint 10 Tribal Defendants MTD 13 Amended Tribal MTD 20 DCT Order Dismissing US 26 Motion for Reconsideration 28 DCT Order

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