Tag Archives: Eastern District of California

Federal Court Materials in Tribal Property Line Dispute

Here are the materials in Grindstone Indian Rancheria v. Olliff (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 15 Amended Answer + Counterclaim 16 Motion to Dismiss Counterclaim 18 Response 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Dismissing Counterclaim 29 Tribe Motion for Summary Disposition 32 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Big Sandy Rancheria’s Challenge to State Tax Laws

Here are the materials in Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Becerra (E.D. Cal.): 1-complaint-6.pdf 10-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf 11-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf 13-first-amended-complaint-2.pdf 15-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf 16-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf 20-tribe-response-to-16.pdf 21-tribe-response-to-15.pdf 23-state-tax-dept-reply.pdf 24-state-ag-reply.pdf 44-dct-order.pdf

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Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition.pdf Questions presented: “[T]he inherent sovereign powers of an Indian tribe do not extend to the activities of nonmembers of the tribe.” Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544, 565 (1981). The Montana Court recognized two limited narrow exceptions … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior [No. 18-16830]

Here: Opening Brief North Fork Brief Federal Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior [Challenge to IRA Section 5]

Here: Opening Brief DOI Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses California Tribes’ Card Rooms Exclusivity Complaint

Here are the materials in Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom (E.D. Cal.): 11-1 California Gaming Assn Motion to Intervene 11-5 Proposed Motion to Dismiss 17-1 State Motion to Dismiss 21 Tribes Opposition to Motion to Intervene 22 State Opposition … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Panel Grants Rehearing in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Maybe this is nothing, but this is a little bit WEIRD . . . in that the Ninth Circuit’s opinions webpage links to an order granting rehearing (here) but there was no response brief docketed AND there is nothing on … Continue reading

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Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Secretarial Election at Calif. Valley Miwok

Here are the materials in Aranda v. Sweeney (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 4-2 Motion for TRO 4-3 Declaration of Everyone 6 DCT Order Denying Motion for TRO

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Ninth Circuit Decision in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria

Here is the opinion in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians. Briefs here.

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Materials (so far) in Challenge to Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria Trust Land Acquisition

Here are the materials in Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova LLC v. United States Department of the Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 23 Response 24 Reply 28 DCT Order

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