Whether the Ninth Circuit’s mootness ruling warrants summary reversal where the panel clearly misapprehended governing law on mootness and on the authority of federal courts to order equitable relief affecting nonparties.
Lower court materials here.
Chief of Police Alvin LaChance Jr. being sworn in by Judge Suzanne Ojibway Townsend. Tribal Council Vice-Chair Jack Giffen is in the background.
Police Sergeant Jake McKnight and Chief of Police Alvin LaChance Jr.
- H.R. 726 (Schrader), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3319 (Grijalva), To allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe.
- H.R. 6141 (Schrader), To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:
Director Michael Black (H.R. 726, H.R. 3319 and H.R. 6141) Bureau of Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior
Vice-Chairman Reyn Leno (H.R. 726 and H.R. 6141) Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Grand Ronde, Oregon
Chair Delores Pigsley (H.R. 726 and H.R. 6141) Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon Siletz, Oregon
Chairman Robert Garcia (H.R. 6141) Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Coos Bay, Oregon
Commissioner Terry Thompson (H.R. 6141) Lincoln County Newport, Oregon
Chairman Peter Yucupicio (H.R. 3319) Pascua Yaqui Tribe Tucson, Arizona
Story about the Willamette Heritage Exhibit (running from April 6th to May 28th ) is here.
Here are the materials in Slockish v. FHA (D. Or.):
Magistrate Report in Slockish
DCT Order in Slockish