Federal Court Rejects Tribal Challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Asks for More Briefing on Constitutional Questions

Here are the updated materials in the case now captioned Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump (D. Mont.):

93 DCT Order with Questions

95 TransCanada Response to DCT Questions

97 TransCanada MSJ

101 US Response to DCT Questions

109 US MSJ

111 Response to 97

114 Plaintiffs MSJ

120 Plaintiffs Motion for PI

126 TransCanada Response to 120

127 US Response to 120

131 Plaintiffs Motion for TRO

134 TransCanada Response to 114

136 Reply in Support of 97

137 Plaintiffs Response to 109

139 US Response to 114

141 TransCanada Response to 131

142 Plaintiffs Reply in Support of 120

143 US Response to 131

144 Plaintiffs Reply in Support of 114

145 US Reply in Support of 109

150 Plaintiffs Reply in Support of 131

167 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Suit by Former Crow Tribal Judges

Here are the materials in Not Afraid v. United States (D. Mont.):

4 Amended Complaint

4-6 Judicial Ethics Board Decision

14 US Motion to Dismiss

19 Tribe Motion to Dismiss

20 Response to 14

22 Response to 19

23 US Reply

25 Tribe Reply

26 Magistrate Report

31 DCT Order

Federal Magistrate Recommends in Favor of Tribal Jurisdiction over Utility Co-op

Here are the new materials in Big Horn County Elec. Coop. v. Big Man (D. Mont.):

99 Big Horn Response to Big Man MSJ

100 Big Man Response to Big Horn MSJ

102 Tribal Response to Big Horn MSJ

104 Big Horn Reply

105 Big Man Reply

106 Tribal Reply

129 Magistrate Report

Prior post with additional briefing here.

Ninth Circuit Decides Crow Indian Tribe v. United States [Grizzly Bear Delisting]

Here is the opinion. The court affirmed the district court’s order to remand the decision back to Fish and Wildlife Service.

Here are the briefs.

Fort Peck Tribe Sues Interior over Keystone XL Pipeline

Here is the complaint in Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Mont.):

1 Complaint

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ Corporation Brings Contract Breach Action

Here is the complaint in Sxʷnq̓ʔels l Suw̓ečm / Ksukⱡiⱡmumaⱡ ʾA·kጦaⱡmukwaʾits d/b/a Energy Keepers Inc. v. Hyperblock LLC (D. Mont.):

6 Amended Complaint

Ninth Circuit Materials in Crow Indian Tribe v. United States [Grizzly Bear Delisting]

Here:

Federal Opening Brief

Humane Society Opening Brief

Idaho Opening Brief

Montana Opening Brief

Safari Club Opening Brief

Sportsmen’s Alliance Opening Brief

Wyoming Farm Bureau Opening Brief

Wyoming Opening Brief

Crow Answer Brief

Northern Cheyenne Tribe Answer Brief

Wildearth Guardians Answer Brief

Alliance for the Wild Rockies Answer Brief

Federal Reply

Idaho Reply

Montana Reply Brief

Safari Club Reply

Sportsmen’s Alliance Reply

Wyoming Farm Bureau Reply

Wyoming Reply

Lower court materials here.

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Prevail in Trespass Action re: Big Arm Town Site

Here are the updated materials in Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes v. Lake County Board of Commissioners (D. Mont.):

88 County MSJ

89 Lundeen Response to CSKT MSJ

93 Tribe Reply in Support of MSJ

96 CSKT Response to Defs’ MSJs

100 County Reply in Support of MSJ

108 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Vacates Keystone XL Permit, Orders Remand to Federal Agency

Here is the order in Northern Plains Resource Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (D. Mont.):

130 DCT Order

Briefs in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump here.