Update in Galanda v. Nooksack Tribal Court and Related Cases

Here:

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Nooksack Appellate Update: Indian Law Professors Amicus Brief, CoA Reverse Disbarment

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court REJECTED Second Motion for Show Cause Order re Partial Summary Judgment Contempt or Mandamus

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Motion and Amici Brief of Law Professors in Support of Petitioners

Excerpt:

Amici do have grave concerns regarding patent violations of ICRA, harm to the integrity of all tribal courts, and, most importantly, the strategic deprivation of counsel and barred access to justice for Nooksack tribal citizens.  Dr. Martin Luther King’s warning that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” haunts this matter.  The Nooksack Tribal Court Clerk and those directing him are directly harming the rights of Indians everywhere to access justice and enjoy the rights guaranteed them by Nooksack and federal law.

Link to previous posts here.

UPDATE: Nooksack Court of Appeals reverses disbarment for Galanda Broadman PLLC attorneys.  Download (PDF): In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order on Plaintiffs’ Second Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Galanda Urges Nooksack Court of Appeals to Fine Police Chief, Order Chief Judge

New materials in Galanda v. Nooksack Tribal Court (as of Aug. 3):

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Response re Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Declaration of Gabriel S Galanda in Support of Response re Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

Recently, the former tribal attorney on the case is now its Chief Judge (Exhibit C in Declaration) and the Police Chief missed yesterday’s show cause deadline.

Link to court order to show cause by Aug. 3 here.

Link to Bellingham Herald coverage from July 29 here.

Latest Rejected Filings from Nooksack Tribal Court Clerk

Galanda v Bernard Rejected Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Galanda v Bernard Rejected Declaration of Anthony Broadman In Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court REJECTED Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court REJECTED Declaration of Gabriel S. Galanda In Support of Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

Link to previous coverage here.

Nooksack Court of Appeals: Court Clerk in Contempt and Writ Against Tribal Council

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order Finding Clerk Betty Leathers in Contempt.  This action concerns the Nooksack 306 attorneys’ separate complaint for disbarment, which the Court Clerk illegally rejected and continues to refuse to accept.

Belmont v Kelly Order Regarding Petition for Mandamus.  This is the disenrollment action, which hasn’t had a presiding judge since the Tribal Council fired her in March.  The Tribal Council has been told to either timely appoint a judge or lose the action.

Update in Galanda v. Nooksack Tribal Court

Here:

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Third Declaration of Gabriel S Galanda in Support of Appellate Writ Petitions

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Response re Order to Show Cause and Request for Writ of Prohibition

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Response of the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the Nooksacck Tribal Court Clerk to the Order of the Court of Appeals

Nooksack Appellate Court Orders Court Clerk to Accept Galanda Filings

Here is the May 27th order:

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order Re Second Petition for Appellate Writ of Mandamus

May 25th order previously posted here.

Nooksack Appellate Court Orders Nooksack Tribal Court to Comply with Order to Accept Galanda Filings

I should be specific — here is what the order says:

We decline to rule on the show cause motion at this time. However, we cannot ignore the allegation there has been noncompliance with our April 25th Order. Therefore, we hereby order the Petitioners and the Court Clerk to each respond in writing on or before June 3, 2016, on whether Petitioners complaints and related motions have been accepted for filing. The parties shall submit their written responses by mail to the Northwest Indian Court System ….

Here is the order:

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order Re Written Responses to April 25 2016 Order on Petition for Writ of Mandamus

Briefs in that petition are here.

The April 25 order is here.

The lower court returned a Galanda filing on May 23 (note “rejected” stamp in upper court):

Galanda v Bernard Rejected Motion for Injunction

And again on May 25:

Galanda v. Bernard Rejected First Amended Complaint