Update in Adams v. Elfo [Nooksack Habeas Matter]

Here are the new materials in Adams v. Elfo (W.D. Wash.):

35 Magistrate Report

36 Objections

38 Tribe Response to Objections

39 Tribal Court Response to Objections

40 Reply

43 DCT Order

Nooksack tag here.

Nooksack Update

Here are the papers in State v. Rabang (Whatcom Sup. Ct.), where, in companion cases, four Nooksack 306 disenrollees successfully asserted Treaty fishing rights under U.S. v. Washington:

Here are the latest papers in Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash.), where the federal court denied Plaintiffs’ Rule 62.1 post-judgment motion; Plaintiffs have appealed to the Ninth Circuit:

Here are the latest papers in Adams v. Dodge (W.D. Wash.), where a Lummi citizen who relinquished her Nooksack membership is seeking a federal writ of habeas corpus in challenge to her detention by the Nooksack Tribal Court:

Nooksack Update [Updated 2/17/20]

Here is “A woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it” in High Country News.

Updates in pending litigation….

Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash.):

Doucette v. Bernhardt 45. 1-29-20 Rule 62.1 Motion for Indicative Ruling on Plaintiffs’ Rule 60(b) and 15(a)(2) Motions

Doucette v. Bernhardt 46-1. 1-29-20 Exhibit A

Doucette v. Bernhardt 46-2. 1-29-20 Exhibit B

Doucette v. Bernhardt 46-3. 1-29-20 Exhibit C

Doucette v. Bernhardt 46-4. 1-29-20 Exhibit D

Doucette v. Bernhardt Ninth Circuit 8. 1-29-20 Notice of Rule 62.1 Motion for Indicative Ruling on Plaintiffs’ Rule 60(b) and 15(a)(2) Motions

Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.):

Rabang v. Kelly 175. 1-29-20 Notice of Rule 62.1 Motion for Indicative Ruling on Plaintiffs’ Rule 60(b) and 15(a)(2) Motions

Rabang v. Kelly Ninth Circuit 42. 1-29-20 Notice of Rule 62.1 Motion for Indicative Ruling on Plaintiffs’ Rule 60(b) and 15(a)(2) Motions

UPDATE:

Tribe Response to Motion

U.S. Response

Nooksack Year-End Update

Here:

Adams v. Whatcom County

Plaintiff sues Whatcom County for Section 1983 civil rights violations associated with her imprisonment pursuant to a Tribal Court arrest warrant.

1-0. 10-31-19 Complaint

In re Z.A.G. (state court parenting suit)

Superior Court rules Tribal Court lacks jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

9-13-19 Child Custody Motion – Adams v. Galindo

10-17-19 Order Granting Motion for Declaratory Relief – Galindo v Adams

Adams v. Dodge (state court tort suit)

Defendant Tribal Court Chief Judge Ray Dodge countersues Plaintiffs for libel.

9-17-19 Defendants’ Answer and Affirmative Defenses to First Amended Complaint and Defendant Dodge’s Counterclaim for Libel

Adams v. Dodge (Elfo) (federal habeas corpus suit)

Petitioner’s petition for ICRA writ of habeas corpus is amended by stipulation to name Nooksack Tribal Court Respondents, who move to dismiss.

 

12-0. 9-20-19 Respondents’ Return to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motions for Dismissal

16. 10-14-19 Response to Respondents’ Return to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motions for Dismissal

20. 10-16-19 Stipulation and Order

21-0. 10-18-19 Second Amended Petition for Habeas Corpus

25-0. 11-22-19 Respondents’ Return to Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion to Dismiss

28. 11-27-19 Respondent Judges Dodg and Majumdar’s Return to Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

29. 12-9-19 Response to Respondents’ Return to Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion to Dismiss

Rabang v. Kelly (federal civil RICO suit/appeal)

Ninth Circuit further holds Rabang in abeyance, pending the appeal in Doucette.

41. 9-16-19 Order

Doucette v. Zinke (federal APA suit/appeal)

Plaintiff-Appellants notice their appeal to the Ninth Circuit

43. 8-30-19 Notice of Appeal

Tageant v. Ashby (state court tort suit)

Plaintiff amends her personal capacity suit against Nooksack Police Chief Mike Ashby.

12-13-19 Amended Complaint

 

Federal Court Denies Nooksack Police Chief’s Motion for FTCA Certification

Here are the materials in Tageant v. Ashby (W.D. Wash.):

21-0. 9-4-19 Declaration of Deborah Alexander

22-0 9-4-19 Second Declaration of Gabriel S. Galanda

23 9-5-19 Minute Order Denying Defendant Michael Ashby’s Motion to Certify Employment

24 9-5-19 Verbatim Report of Proceedings – Motion for Employment Certification

Prior post on this case here. The case was removed from state court, and now remanded back to Whatcom County Superior Court.

Nooksack Federal/State Litigation Update

Tageant v. Ashby (state court tort suit removed to federal court)

1-0.-7-12-19-notice-of-removal-to-federal-court.pdf

1-1.-7-12-19-complaint.pdf

6.-7-17-19-defendant-michael-ashbys-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf

11.-7-23-19-plaintiffs-response-in-opposition-to-defendant-ashbys-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf

14.-8-5-19-united-states-opposition-to-defendants-motion-for-certification-of-federal-employment.pdf

16.-8-9-19-defendant-mike-ashbys-reply-in-support-of-motion-for-certification-of-employment.pdf

Adams v. Elfo (federal court habeas corpus suit)

6.-8-13-19-amended-petition-for-writ-of-habeas-corpus.pdf

Adams v. Dodge (state court tort suit)

8-13-19-first-amended-complaint.pdf

Doucette v. Zinke (federal APA suit)

41.-8-13-19-order-on-summary-judgment.pdf

Nooksack Update: Rabang v. Kelly II (9th Cir.); Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash))

District court materials (prior post here):

28 Doucette v. Bernhardt 3-7-19 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment

32 Doucette v. Bernhardt 4-18-19 Defendants’ Consolidated Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Support of Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment

33 Doucette v. Bernhardt 5-10-19 Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment

34 Doucette v. Bernhardt 5-31-19 Reply re Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment

Ninth Circuit materials:

35 Rabang v. Kelly II 6-13-19 Stay Order

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss APA Suit Re: Nooksack Special Council Election

Here are the materials from Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.):

9. 9-7-18 notice of motion and interior defedendants’ motion to dismiss; memorandum of points and authorites in support thereof

11. 10-1-18 plaintiffs’ response to interior defendants’ motion to dismiss

13. 10-5-18 reply memorandum re interior defendants’ motion to dismiss

15. 12-21-18 minute order denying interior defendants’ motion to dismiss

18. 1-3-19 first amended complaint for equitable relief

Nooksack Update: Disenrollees File 9th Circuit Appeal; State Superior Court Further Stays Eviction

Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal from the District Court’s dismissal of their civil RICO action to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Rabang v. Kelly (Rabang II). Pending that appeal, the Whatcom County Superior Court further stayed a Nooksack Tribal Court housing eviction proceeding.

Here:

7-31-18 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond G Dodge Jr’s Notice of Decision

8-23-18 Declaration of Rachel Saimons in Support of Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Re-Note Motion to Dismiss

8-23-18 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond G Dodge Jr’s Motion to Re-Note Motion to Dismiss

8-23-18 Defendants’ Renewed Motion to Dismiss

8-31-18 Declaration of Gabriel Galanda In Support of Plaintiffs’ Response In Opposition to Defendants’ Renewed Motions to Dismiss

8-31-18 Plaintiffs’ Response In Opposition to Defendants’ Renewed Motions to Dismiss

9-10-18 Order Granting Stipulated Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

168 8-24-18 Plaintiffs’ Notice of Appeal