Here is the opinion in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):
Here are updated pleadings in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):
Prior posts here.
Here are more materials in the case captioned Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):
Apparently, the Halftown faction (the plaintiffs here) is continuing the fight for gaming, while the Unity Council group has been dismissed from the case. We posted materials on this case here.
Originally filed by Clint Halftown’s group against the Village of Union Springs to enjoin the village’s effort to regulate Class II bingo; now a challenge to the Halftown group by the Cayuga Nation Unity Council. News coverage here.
Here are the materials:
The IBIA decision on the Cayuga leadership dispute is here.
A state court decision on the leadership dispute is here.
Here is the order in Freeman v. Freeman (Paskenta Tribal Court):
Here are the new materials in Freeman v. Freeman (Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Court):
And a related document:
Press release here.
A state supreme court has dismissed the law suit filed by former Cayuga leaders Clint Halftown, Timothy Twoguns, and Gary Wheeler against the Nation’s current government, the Unity Council.
In its May 19th ruling, the Seneca County Supreme Court adopted the Unity Council’s position that “because the underlying allegations in [Halftown’s] law suit are fundamentally founded on the longstanding question of who has the right to lead the Nation, no determination could be made by
this Court without interfering in tribal sovereignty and self-government.” The Court rejected Halftown’s claim that he is recognized as a leader of the Nation by the United States, and
suggested that regardless of Halftown’s position within the nation, the law suit lacked merit. “Notably,” the court ruled, “there is a dearth of allegations regarding any direct involvement by any of the named defendants at any of the incidents.”
Complaint: 2014 05 16 Complaint FINAL 2
Ex parte application for TRO: 2014 05 15 PASKENTA Ex Parte App for TRO and PI FINAL
Rosette Affidavit: 2014 05 16 Affidavit of RAR in support of Ex Parte TRO FINAL
Freeman Declaration: 2014 05 16 Freeman Dec FINAL w Exs
Memorandum in Support of Ex parte application 2014 05 16 Paskenta MPA FINAL
TRO: 4001_001 (1)