Tag Archives: Puyallup Indian Tribe

Section 1983 Claim against Puyallup Officers Dismissed

Here are the materials in Lewis v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 16 Amended Complaint 42 Puyallup Defendants MSJ 48 Ps Motion for Leave to Dismiss 49 Ds Response 50 DCT Order

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Puyallup Tribe Seeks Per Capita Attorney and Law Clerk

Download per capita attorney details here. Download tribal court law clerk details here.

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Puyallup Court Administrator Job Posting

Here: Tribal Court Administrator, closes 7.17

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Another Matheson Objection to Tribal-State Tax Compact

Here are the materials in Matheson v. Smith: CA9 Unpublished Memorandum Matheson Opening Brief Washington Brief Matheson Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Washington COA Briefs in Trust Assets Appeal

Here are the briefs in First Citizens Bank & Trust Company v. Harrison (Wash. Ct. App.): Reply Brief Appellants’ Brief Respondent Cross-Appellant’s Brief From the reply brief: Whether the trial court erred by ruling 25 USC § 410 exempts Indian … Continue reading

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SCT Denied Cert in Miller v. Wright — Challenge to Puyallup Tax Agreement

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied Miller v. Wright, a challenge to the Puyallup-Washington tax agreement. Order list here. Lower court materials here.

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Miller v Wright Cert Opposition Brief

Here: Miller v Wright Cert Opp The petition is here. No chance for a grant. I wouldn’t have even filed an opposition….

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Miller v. Wright Cert Petition

Here: Miller v Wright Cert Petition Questions presented: The questions presented in this case are: 1. Whether Indian tribal immunity from suit allows the Indian tribe, a price fixing competitor, to be immune from federal anti-trust laws? 2. Whether the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Amends Miller v. Wright Panel Opinion

Here is the amended opinion. Our post on the prior opinion is here. The single amendment is to eliminate this footnote: 4. Neither in the district court nor on appeal do Miller, Lanphere, and Matheson allege a separate and distinct … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Tribal Immunity from Antitrust Claims relating to Tribal Tax Agreement

Here is the opinion and materials in Miller v. Wright. The court’s syllabus: Affirming the district court’s dismissal of an antitrust action brought by cigarette vendors challenging taxes imposed by virtue of the authority vested in an Indian tribe, the … Continue reading

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