LTBB v. Whitmer Cert Petition

Here:

Cert Petition

Question presented:

Whether the 1855 Treaty of Detroit established a federal reservation for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians?

Lower court materials here.

Sixth Circuit Decides Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer

Here:

LTBB v Whitmer

Briefs here.

Sixth Circuit Oral Argument in LTBB v. Whitmer

Here:

Briefs are here.

Sixth Circuit Briefs in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer

Here:

LTBB Opening Brief 

Defendant-Appellee Whitmer Brief

Emmet County Lake Shore Assn and Protection of Rights Alliance Brief

Intervenor-Appellees–Cross-Appellants Combined Brief

Townships Brief

LTBB Reply

State Surreply re McGirt

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Decides Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer [formerly Snyder]

Here is the order:

627-dct-order-1.pdf

Briefs here.

Case page here.

Updated Pleadings in Little Traverse Reservation Case

Here are the updated pleadings in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer (W.D. Mich.):

568 Municipal Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment

572 Governor Motion to Dismiss on Jurisdiction

579 Property Owners Motion

582 Governor Motion for Summary Judgment

583 LTBB Motion for Partial Summary Judgment re Intervenors

586 LTBB Motion for Summary Judgment — Historical

591 Intervenors Response to 583

596 LTBB Response to 572

601 LTBB Reply in Support 583

603 Municipal Defs Response to 586

606 Governor Response to 586

608 Municipal Defs Response to 583

610 – Tribe’s Resp. in Opp. to Municipal Def. Motion for SJ

611 – Tribe’s Resp. Brief in Opp. to State’s Motion for SJ

612 – Tribe’s Resp. in Opp. to Associations Motion for SJ

Prior posts here and here.

Federal Court Rejects Counties/Cities & Tribe’s Motions in LTBB Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the orders in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer (W.D. Mich.):

554 dct order on defendants’ motion

555 dct order on tribe’s motion

Materials here.

News Commentaries on Little Traverse Reservation Boundaries Case

LTBB Chair Gina Gasco-Bentley: “Tribe seeks to protect own, not control others

Lance Boldrey: “Tribe seeks to reshape governance of region

More details on Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.) here.