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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Jewell (Cowlitz Tribe)

Here: Grand Ronde Opening Brief Clark County Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Samish Amicus Brief Cowlitz Brief USET Amicus Brief Clark County Reply Grand Ronde Reply Lower court materials here.

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Interior Prevails in Carcieri-Based Challenge to Cowlitz Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 23 Grand Ronde Motion 24 Clark County Motion 36 Interior Response 39-1 Samish Amicus Brief 44 Cowlitz Motion 54 Grand Ronde Response 59 Clark … Continue reading

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Federal Court in “Cunundrum” Orders Interior to Refile Cowlitz Record of Decision and Dismisses Grand Ronde et al. Suit

Here is the order  and related materials in Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Salazar (D. D.C.): DCT Order Clark County et al Motion for Summary J Interior Opposition to Summary J Motion USET Amicus City … Continue reading

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Certiorari Granted in Carcieri v. Kempthorne

Here’s the order. The Court will address two questions: 1. Whether the 1934 Act empowers the Secretary to take land into trust for Indian tribes that were not recognized and under federal jurisdiction in 1934. 2. Whether an act of … Continue reading

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Carcieri v. Kempthorne a “Petition to Watch”

SCOTUSBlog lists Carcieri v. Kempthorne as a petition to watch for the Feb. 22 conference. There are some warning signs, notably the amicus brief filed by numerous states in support of Rhode Island’s petition. See Gregory A. Caldiera & John … Continue reading

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United States Cert Opposition in Carcieri v. Kempthorne

Just filed Friday: United States Cert Opposition Here are the earlier materials at the NARF website: Cert Petition State Amicus Brief Supporting Cert Petition

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Carcieri v. Kempthorne Update

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Utah have just filed an amicus brief supporting the State of Rhode Island’s petition for cert in Carcieri v. Kempthorne. The brief … Continue reading

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St. Regis Mohawk Suit re: Delay in Fee to Trust Decision

In a case where the Department of Interior issued a FONSI in 2006 and the Governor of New York concurred in the trust acquisition (for gaming purposes) shortly thereafter, Secretary Kempthorne still has not taken action. So, the St. Regis … Continue reading

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