Tag Archives: U&A litigation

Federal Court Concludes U.S. v. Washington 11-02 Subproceeding [Lummi + S’Klallam Tribes]

Here are the new materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.) [subproceeding 11-02]: 238 Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes Motion 240 Lummi Response 244 Lower Elwha Response 247 Jamestown and Port Gamble Reply 252 Lower Elwha Motion 254 … Continue reading

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Quileute & Quinault response to request for rehearing/rehearing en banc in ocean U&A case

Here is Quileute & Quinault’s response, addressing issues such as whether the Stevens treaties must be read together, the meaning of “fish” and whether U&As are species-specific, the proper use of the canons of construction, and what we know of … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Lummi over Klallam Tribes in U&A Litigation

Here is the opinion in Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe v. Lummi Nation. From the syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Tribe, and held that the disputed waters west of Whidbey Island, Washington … Continue reading

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