Here are the new materials in United States v. Washington, subproceeding 17-03 (W.D. Wash.):
Here are the materials in State v. Shopbell (Wash. Super. Ct.):
There was no written ruling, but from the bench the Judge explained:
“My decision is consistent with the heart of the Treaty & Rafeedie Consent Decree, preserving Treaty rights that were gained many years ago. This court shouldn’t be involved in those issues.”
Here are the updated materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding 19-01:
Earlier briefs here.
Here are the notices of withdrawal of laches as a defense in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-03 (W.D. Wash.):
As I wrote in 2015, I see this as a good thing — the possibility that the laches defense could be used against tribal treaty rights has hung like a smoggy haze over Indian country ever since 2005. It staggers me to think that tribes would do this to themselves for short-term, and probably illusory, gain.
Here is news coverage.
Here are the materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding no. 19-01: