Tenth Circuit Rejects Ute Tribe’s Effort to Force Water Rights Case to be Adjudicated in Tribal Court

Here is the opinion in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee.


Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Refuses to Enforce Ute Tribal Court Order over Water Rights

Here are the materials in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee (D. Utah):

55 Tribe Motion for Summary Judgment

55-1 Volume I of Appendix

60 McKee Cross-Motion

64 Ute Reply

68 McKee Reply

89 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Rejects Ute Tribe Effort to Disqualify Judge [Ute v. McKee]

Here are the materials so far in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee (D. Utah):

2 complaint

29 motion to disqualify judge

31 opposition

32 reply

38 dct order denying motion

Update (5/6/19):









Minnesota COA Affirms Enforcement of Tribal Court Judgment in White Earth Fraud Case

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States ex rel. Auginaush v. Medure:

US ex rel Auginaush v Medure

An excerpt:

The tribal court adopted the arbitration transcript as the official record of its proceeding. This transcript included testimony from Medure. In August 2009 the tribal court ruled that the 1992 contract was null and void. In November 2010 the tribal court issued an order and judgment in favor of the band awarding all amounts paid under the contract, amounting to more than $18.5 million with interest accruing at the daily rate of $1,669.12.

We posted about this case in 2009.