Split Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal of Muckleshoot U&A Appeal

Here is the opinion in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes, subproceeding 17-02 of United States v. Washington.

Briefs here.

Federal Court Enjoins Lummi Tribe’s Proposed Winter Crab Fishing

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding no. 19-01:

1-motion-for-leave-to-file.pdf

3-request-for-determination.pdf

8-swinomish-motion-for-tro.pdf

13-upper-skagit-motion-for-tro.pdf

16-tulalip-motion-for-tro.pdf

26-sklallam-tribes-response.pdf

29-lummi-response.pdf

37-dct-order.pdf

Ninth Circuit Affirms U&A Boundaries in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 09-01 [Makah versus Quinault & Quileute]

Here are the materials in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe (CA9):

Unpublished Memorandum

Quileute & Quinault Opening Brief

Makah Answer Brief

Quileute & Quinault Reply

Suquamish Brief

State of Washington and Klallam Tribes Brief

Hoh Brief

Lower court materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.) (subproceeding 09-01):

439 DCT Order re Boundaries

442 Quileute Motion for Reconsideration

444 Hoh Motion

445 Quinault Motion

447 State Motion — Scrivener’s Error

448 Suquamish Motion

449 DCT Amended Order

453 Makah Response

456 State Response to Motions for Reconsideration

459 DCT Order Denying Motions for Reconsideration

Prior posts here and here.

Federal Court Concludes U.S. v. Washington 11-02 Subproceeding [Lummi + S’Klallam Tribes]

Here are the new materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.) [subproceeding 11-02]:

238 Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes Motion

240 Lummi Response

244 Lower Elwha Response

247 Jamestown and Port Gamble Reply

252 Lower Elwha Motion

254 Lummi Response

255 Jamestown and Port Gamble Response

260 Lower Elwha Reply

262 Jamestown and Port Gamble Surreply

264 DCT Order

Ninth Circuit materials here and here.

Previous lower court court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Rejection of Skokomish U&A Claims to Satsop River, Debates Continuing Jurisdiction, Cites to Hunter Thompson, and Makes a Dull Indian Law Day Interesting

Here is the opinion in United States v. Washington, subproceeding 17-01.

Briefs here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Muckleshoot U&A Appeal [U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02]

Here:

Appellants Corrected Opening Brief

Appellee Nisqually Indian Tribe Answering Brief 

Appellee Squaxin Island Tribe Brief 

Brief of Interested Party Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe 

Real Party in Interest Breif fo the Stilliguamish Tribe of Indians

Real Party in Interest Brief fo the Hoh Indian Tribe

Appellee Puyallup Tribe Brief

Jamestown et al brief

Suq Responsive Br

Reply brief

Lower court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-1 [Skokomish U&A]

Here are the briefs:

Skokomish Opening Brief

Squaxin Island Brief

State of Washington Brief

Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Brief

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02 [Muckleshoot Request for U&A Determination in Puget Sound Saltwater]

Here are the materials in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes (W.D. Wash.):

25 Motion to Dismiss

27 Suquamish Motion to Dismiss

31 Muckleshoot Response

37 Reply

39 Suquamish Reply

40 DCT Order

 

Skokomish Tribe Effort to Re-Open Its U&A Fishing Territory Fails

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-1 (Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation) (W.D. Wash.):

1-1 Skokomish Request for Determination

21 S’Klallam Tribes Motion to Dismiss

23 Squaxin Island Motion to Dismiss

32 Skokomish Response

33 S’Klallam Reply

35 Squaxin Reply

41 Squaxin Reply

42 DCT Order

Superior Court Finds Upper Skagit Tribe Necessary Party in Declaratory Action

Download Court’s letter opinion in re: Schuyler v. Unsworth & Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Thurston County Cause No. 14-2-02373-9 here.

A member of the Upper Skagit Tribe filed an action in Superior Court for declaratory relief on certain tribal hunting and fishing rights guaranteed by the Treaty of Point Elliot.  However, the Court held that the case affects the rights of the Tribe and therefore the case must be dismissed if it cannot be joined within 90 days.