OMB Withdraws Sale of Seattle National Archives For Want of Tribal Consultation

Here are new materials in State of Washington v. Fairweather:

Doc 52

OMB Memo_Withdrawing Approval for Sale of Seattle NARA Building

Prior post here.

Federal Court Enjoins Sale of National Archives in Seattle

UPDATED:

45_ORDER_PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

Here is the minute order in State of Washington v. Vought (W.D. Wash.):

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour- Dep Clerk: Gabriel Traber; Pla Counsel: Kristin Beneski, Lauryn Faas, and Lloyd Miller; Def Counsel: Brian Kipnis; CR: Nickie Drury; Time of Hearing: 9:00 AM; Courtroom: Zoom;Motion Hearing held on 2/12/2021 re 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Quileute Tribe Of The Quileute Reservation, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, American Historical Association, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Duwamish Tribe, Samish Indian Nation, Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Doyon Ltd, Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, HistoryLink, Confederated Tribes Of Siletz indians, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Confederated Tribes Of The Coos Lower Umpqua And Siuslaw Indians, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, OCA Asian Pacific Advocates Greater Seattle, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Wing Luke Memorial Foundation, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, State of Oregon, Squaxin Island Tribe, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Cow Creek Band Of Umpqua Tribe Of Indians, Association Of King County Historical Organizations, Suquamish Tribe, Nez Perce Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Historic Seattle, Hoh Indian Tribe, Museum Of History And Industry, The Klamath Tribes, State of Washington, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
After hearing argument from Counsel, the Court informs the parties that an order granting the Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction will be issued. (GT) (Entered: 02/12/2021)

Briefs are here.

Tribes and States Sue to Block Sale and Removal of National Archives in Seattle

Here is the complaint in State of Washington v. Vought (W.D. Wash.):

1 Complaint

15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

30 Amended Complaint

32 Opposition

37 Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Proposed Form of Injunctive Relief

40 Reply

News coverage:

Washington AG press release: https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-ferguson-announces-coalition-lawsuit-save-national-archives

Indian Country Today: https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/tribes-sue-to-stop-relocation-of-rare-documents-3wsWTPg0fka-vOAV1Uoj2g

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/ag-ferguson-with-tribes-and-historic-groups-sues-feds-over-seattle-national-archives-closure/

Spokesman Review: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jan/04/ag-bob-ferguson-sues-to-stop-sale-of-seattle-natio/

Yakama Nation press release:

Press Release_YN_OMB_Seattle Archives Lawsuit (1.4.21) (002)