Tag Archives: D.C. District Court

Navajo Sues Interior over Failure to Approve 638 Compact re: Tribal Judiciary

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This is an action for declaratory and injunctive relief and money damages brought against the Department and the Secretary for Defendants’ violations of the … Continue reading

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Choctaw Nation Attempt to Intervene in Keepseagle Denied

Here are the intervention materials in Keepseagle v. Vilsack (D. D.C.): 647-1 Choctaw Nation Motion to Intervene 705-1 Great Plains Claimants Motion 716 Plaintiffs Response to Great Plains Claimants 717 Plaintiffs Response to Choctaw Nation 718 US Response to Choctaw … Continue reading

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Menominee Tribe v. United States Cert Petition

Here: Menominee Indian Tribe Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the D.C. Circuit misapplied this Court’s Holland decision when it ruled – in direct conflict with a holding of the Federal Circuit on materially similar facts – that the Tribe did … Continue reading

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Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment Briefing in City of Duluth v. National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: 25 Duluth Motion for Summary J 26 US Cross Motion for Summary J 27-1 Fond du Lac Proposed Amicus Bref 30 Duluth Reply 33 US Reply The materials on the federal government’s motion to dismiss are here. Complaint is … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Tribe Prevails in Suit against IHS

Here are the materials in Pyramid Lake Tribe v. Burwell (D. D.C.): 12 Pyramid Lake Motion for Summary J 14 IHS Motion for Summary J 18 Pyramid Lake Reply 21 US Reply 26 Memorandum Opinion 27 Order

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Federal Court Denies Litigation Expenses Motion (Again?)

Here are the new materials in Cobell v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 4059 Emergency Motion 4061 Response 4062 Reply 4063 DCT Order Prior order here.

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D.C. Circuit Rules against Menominee Tribe in Equitable Tolling Appeal

Here is the opinion in Menominee Tribe v. United States. An excerpt: Delays caused by a party’s inauspicious legal judgments are not “extraordinary circumstance[s]” sufficient to justify equitable tolling. Faced with a variety of reasonable litigation options, the Menominee Tribe … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rules against Menominee Tribe in Equitable Tolling Appeal

Here is the opinion in Menominee Tribe v. United States. An excerpt: Delays caused by a party’s inauspicious legal judgments are not “extraordinary circumstance[s]” sufficient to justify equitable tolling. Faced with a variety of reasonable litigation options, the Menominee Tribe … Continue reading

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Maniilaq Association Wins ISDEAA Dispute with HHS

Here are the materials in Maniilaq Association v. Burwell (D. D.C.): 17 Maniilaq Motion for Summary J 21 HHS Motion for Summary J 27 Maniilaq Reply 29 HHS Reply 30 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Maniilaq Association (“Maniilaq” or “plaintiff”) … Continue reading

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R.J. Reynolds Sues US Dept. of Ag. over Tribal Tobacco Retailers

Here is the complaint in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Dept. of Agriculture (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit A 1-2 Exhibit B News coverage here.

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