Federal Court Affirms Yakama Reservation Boundaries

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Klickitat County (E.D. Wash.):

1 Complaint

16 Motion to Dismiss

23 Response

24 Reply

25 DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

36 Tribe Motion for PI

43 County Response

51 Reply

58 DCT Order Denying Motion for PI

76 US Amicus Brief

77 County Trial Brief

78 Yakama Trial Brief

86-1 Corrected US Amicus Brief

100 Washington Amicus Brief

112 DCT Order

Yakama PR

Ninth Circuit Partially Reinstates Section 1983 Claim against San Bernardino County Law Enforcement

Here is the opinion in Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. McMahon.

An excerpt:

It is undisputed that the Sheriff cannot enforce regulatory traffic laws in “Indian country.” See 18 U.S.C. § 1162; 28 U.S.C. § 1360. “Indian country” includes, but is not limited to, land within the boundaries of a reservation. 18 U.S.C. § 1151. The issues for decision today are (1) whether the individual Tribe members and the Tribe can challenge the citations through a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action; and, if so, (2) whether Section 36 is Indian country. We hold that the individual plaintiffs, but not the Tribe, can challenge the citations under § 1983. And, we conclude that all the citations occurred within Indian country. We therefore vacate the district court’s judgment dismissing the complaint as to the individuals but affirm the judgment as to the Tribe.

Briefs here.

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

Here is the order:


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.

Supplemental Briefs in Murphy Case

Available on the Carpenter v. Murphy background page, but also here:

petitioner_s supplemental brief

united states supplemental brief

respondent_s supplemental brief

supplemental brief of amicus curiae muscogee creek nation





Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in Wisconsin Oneida Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the materials in Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart (E.D. Wis.):

94 Hobart Motion for Summary J

96 Oneida Motion for Summary J

102 Hobart Response

104 Oneida Response

116 Oneida Reply

119 Reply

126 US Amicus Brief

Prior post here.