Here’s an Indian Civil Rights Act-related case out of the District of Oregon involving a motion to suppress a statement obtained by tribal police to be used as evidence in federal court. The motion was denied.
The Makah whaling case in federal court is turning into a very interesting discussion of whaling treaty rights and federal criminal procedure.
Here are the current materials in United States v. Gonzales, et al., No. CR 07-5656 JKA (W.D. Wash.):
United States v. Gonzales Indictment
The Makah Nation has filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief in the United States v. Gonzales whaling prosecution. Here are the materials, including Defendant Noel’s opposition to the motion:
Makah Amicus Brief
We previously published the indictment here. There have been two motions to dismiss the indictment and a motion to suppress evidence. There has been no federal response yet. Here are those materials:
Defendants Motion to Dismiss Count 1
Defendants Motion to Dismiss Count 2
Defendants Motion to Suppress