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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rabang v. Kelly II

Here: 6. Opening Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants 11. Appellee Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Answering Brief 13. Answering Brief of Kelly Defendants-Appellants 21. Reply Case tag here.

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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 … Continue reading

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Rabang v. Kelly Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction Post-Election

The Western District of Washington recently dismissed Rabang v. Kelly, the case about disenrollment within the Nooksack Tribe, for lack of jurisdiction. Please see the relevant documents below. 156 6-7-18 Minute Order re Show Cause 159 6-29-18 Plaintiffs’ Brief re … Continue reading

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Ninth Circuit Dismisses Rabang v. Kelly; Awards Disenrollee Plaintiffs Fees & Costs

Here: 37 4-19-18 Appellees’ Response to Appellants’ Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal 38 4-26-18 Appellants’ Reply Supporting Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal 39 5-18-18 Order

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Nooksack Interim Council Ratifies Past Acts

Here are new materials filed in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-15 Ratication of Appointment of Chief Judge Ray Dodge 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-16 Ratication of Appointment of Milt Rowland Foster … Continue reading

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Update in Nooksack RICO Suit

Here are the new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 03-20-18 Letter From Bob Kelly and Notice of Involuntary Disenrollement 144 3-15-18 Kelly Defendants’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 146 3-15-18 Defendant Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Notice of … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Oral Argument Video in Rabang v. Kelly [Nooksack]

Here. Briefs here.

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