Ninth Circuit Materials in Lyon v. Gila River Indian Community


Gila River Opening Brief

Lyon Answer Brief

Gila River Reply Brief

Oral argument video here.

Prior CA9 opinion materials here.

Here are the issues in the case, according to the tribe: Continue reading

Yet More Holiday Reading: Ninth Circuit Decides Lyon v. Gila River Indian Community

Here is the opinion.

An excerpt:

This appeal involves a dispute between an Indian tribe andthe trustee of a bankruptcy estate over the rights of access toand occupation of a parcel of land completely surrounded byIndian reservation land. The district court had jurisdictionpursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1334. We have jurisdictionto hear this appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and weaffirm in part and vacate in part.