Ninth Circuit Briefs in Apache Stronghold v. United States


Apache Stronghold Opening Brief

NCAI Brief

Religious Liberty Groups Brief

Religious Liberty Law Scholars Brief

USDA Brief

US Answer Brief


Case tag here.

USDA Pulls Environmental Impact Statement on Oak Flat/Resolution Copper Mine [updated with CA9 Order Denying Stay Pending Appeal]

Here is the press release from Rep. Raúl Grijalva on the matter. Gizmodo coverage here.

And the briefs in Apache Stronghold v. United States (9th Cir.):

Emergency Motion

Federal Opposition

Religious Groups Amicus Brief

Religious Liberty Scholars Amicus Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief

Lower court materials here.


CA9 Order Denying Stay

Briefing in Attempt to Enjoin Copper Mining Project at Chi’chil Biłdagoteel [Oak Flat]

Here are the materials in Apache Stronghold v. United States (D. Ariz.):

1 Complaint

7 Motion for TRO

18 US Response

23 Reply in Support of 7

50 US Closing Brief

51 Apache Stronghold Closing Brief

56 Amicus Brief

Ninth Circuit Decides US v. Gila River Irrigation District

Here are the materials, including the opinion:

USA v Gila Valley Irrigation District Opinion

US Opening Brief

GRIC and SCAT Appellants Brief

Freeport Minerals Brief

Irrigation Districts Brief

US Reply

San Carlos Apache Tribe Reply

Gila River Indian Community Reply Brief

Freeport Minerals Reply

Amicus Brief Supporting Appellees

Appellees Supplemental Brief

Appellants Supplemental Brief