Tag Archives: Rule 19

Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal of Environmental Challenge to Four Corners Power Plant

Here is the opinion in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Rejects Rule 19 Motion by Guidiville Rancheria

Here are the materials in Sprawldef v. City of Richmond (N.D. Cal.): 1-notice-of-removal.pdf 1-1-complaint.pdf 45-guidiville-rancheria-mtd.pdf 53-opposition.pdf 55-reply.pdf 58-dct-order.pdf

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Wilson v. Horton’s Towing Cert Petition [Montana; Exhaustion; Civil Forfeiture]

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Does an Indian Tribe have authority under the second exception of Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544 (1981), to forfeit automobiles owned by non Native Americans for violation of tribal drug laws while on tribal … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Order Requiring Exhaustion over Tribal Seizure of Truck

Here is the opinion in Wilson v. Horton’s Towing. Briefs: Wilson Opening Brief US Answer Brief Appellee Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Individual Indian’s Effort to Block Pipeline

Here are the materials in Northern Natural Gas Company v. 80 Acres of Land in Thurston County, Neb. (D. Neb.): 51 Soloman MTD 53 Northern MSJ 56 Northern Opposition to 51 57 Northern Reply 58 DCt Order Prior post here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. BIA [Rule 19 Joinder; Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine]

Here: Appellant Brief Arizona Public Service Co Brief Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC Brief United States Brief Navajo Nation Amicus Reply Oral argument video here.

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Tenth Circuit Decides Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States

Here is the opinion in Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Allows CFPB Suit to Proceed against Think Finance

Here are the materials in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Think Finance (D. Mont.): 51 Motion to Dismiss 59 Response 61 Reply 65 NFOA & Oklahoma Amicus Brief 78 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Skokomish v. Forsman

Here is the unpublished opinion: 17-35336 docket 47_6.18.2018 Briefs here.

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Federal Court Denies Warm Springs Rule 19 Motion, Holding Clean Water Act Abrogates Tribal Immunity

Here are the materials in Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric Company (D. Or.): 74 Motion to Dismiss 76 Response 78 Reply 103 DCT Order

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