Tag Archives: Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Idaho SCT Decides Coeur d’Alene Tribe Water Rights Matter Largely in Tribe’s Favor

Here is the opinion in In re:CSRBA Case No. 49576 (Idaho S. Ct.). Briefs: Idaho Opening Brief Appellants Opening Brief US Response Brief Coeur d’Alene Tribe Response Brief HECLA Response Brief North Idaho Water Rights Alliance Response Brief Idaho Response … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Another Matheson Objection to Tribal-State Tax Compact

Here are the materials in Matheson v. Smith: CA9 Unpublished Memorandum Matheson Opening Brief Washington Brief Matheson Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Coeur d’Alene Assistant Tribal Attorney Opening

The announcement is below. I used to work with the attorneys in this office as outside counsel–it seems like a great place to work! Coeur d’Alene Tribe Position Announcement In-House Tribal Attorney. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, located in Plummer, Idaho, … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Effort by Puyallup Woman to Avoid State Wholesale Cigarette Taxes

Here are the materials in Matheson v. Smith (W.D. Wash.): DCT Order Dismissing Matheson Complaint Matheson Motion for PI State Motion to Dismiss

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Hecla Mining Settles Lawsuit Originally Brought by Coeur d’Alene Tribe

First part of article from Bloomberg: Hecla Mining Co. (HL), the biggest U.S. silver producer, agreed to pay more than $263 million to settle one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits after two decades, according to the Obama administration. Hecla’s … Continue reading

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US v. Mahoney — CA9 Affirms Cigarette Trafficking Conviction

This case involves a Coeur d’Alene Tribe member who violated the federal Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act. mahoney-appellant-brief us-appellee-brief mahoney-reply-brief us-v-mahoney-ca9-opinion

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Tribal Law Cannot Preempt Federal Criminal Laws in Smokeshop Case

The Ninth Circuit held in an unpublished opinion, United States v. Mahoney-Meyer (here), that compliance with tribal law cannot excuse a violation of federal cigarette trafficking laws.

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