Category Archives: tribal membership

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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Muscogee Freedmen Descendants Forced to Exhaust Tribal Remedies

Here is the order in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 29 DCT Order Briefs here.

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Morning Sun: “Tribal appeals panel hears three family enrollment cases”

Here.

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Fletcher: “Law, Politics, and the Constitution”

Here, on SSRN. The abstract: The question whether Congress may create legal classifications based on Indian status under the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause is now reaching a critical point. Critics claim the Constitution allows no room to create race … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees’ Suit Dismissed

Here is the order in Cavazos v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 16 DCT Order Briefs here.

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Rabang v. Kelly I: Ninth Circuit Awards Nooksack Disenrollees $91K in Prevailing Party Fees

Here: 51 11-21-18 Supplemental Opposition to the Amount of Fees Requested 52 11-26-18 Appellees’ Supplemental Reply in Support of Application for Attorney’s Fees 53 12-13-18 Order  

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Adrea Korthase on the Definition of “Indian Child” in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Adrea Korthase has published Seminal Choices: The Definition of “Indian Child” in a Time of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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