Timbisha Shoshone Leadership Dispute

Two rival factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe have been duking it out in federal court. One band sought a TRO preventing the enforcement of a BIA decision to recognize the other, but the Eastern District of California denied the motion on Dec. 23, on the grounds that adequate remedies at law remain, including administrative remedies. Here are the materials:

timbisha-v-kempthorne-complaint [includes BIA materials]

motion for TRO [includes Timbisha tribal constitution]

movant’s brief

dct-order-denying-timbisha-motion-for-tro