Co-Counsel in Failed Lawsuit Against Montana Tribe is Now Trump’s Foreign Advisor

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Tied To Montana Anti-Tribal Efforts


Joseph Schmitz is well at home with the anti-Muslim tenor of Kogan’s anti-CSKT lawsuit, having supported Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States, according to the Washington Post. Schmitz is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank and leading force promoting the idea that Islamic sharia law is taking over the United States.

Last Minute Suit to Block Conveyance of Kerr Dam Project to Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Fails

Here are the materials so far in Keenan v. Bay (D. D.C.):

2 Complaint

19-1 Motion for TRO

20 DCT Order Denying TRO

An excerpt:

Plaintiffs have also failed to adduce any evidence that they are likely to suffer irreparable harm should the Kerr license be transferred to CSKT and EKI. In their Motion, Plaintiffs make general claims of economic harm they will allegedly suffer should CSKT and EKI take control of the Kerr dam. Additionally, Plaintiffs make general allegations regarding the natural security importance of the Kerr Project, as well as somewhat perplexing arguments regarding the Turkish Government’s involvement with Native Americans. However, to the extent such injuries are cognizable, nowhere are those allegations substantiated in the record. Indeed, at hearing, counsel for Plaintiffs conceded that no such evidence has been submitted relating to the Plaintiffs’ alleged economic harm. Accordingly, Plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden here.