Tag Archives: United States v. Washington

Federal Court Rejects Effort by Sauk-Suiattle to Reopen US v. Washington 93-01 Subproceeding

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding 93-01: 172-stipulated-settlement.pdf 183-stipulated-settlement-2.pdf 333-sauk-suiattle-motion-to-vacate.pdf 333-tulalip-response.pdf 337-swinomish-response.pdf usit-response-to-sauks-motion-to-vacate-1998-agreement.pdf 339-reply.pdf 348-dct-order.pdf

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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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Ninth Circuit Affirms Rejection of Skokomish U&A Claims to Satsop River, Debates Continuing Jurisdiction, Cites to Hunter Thompson, and Makes a Dull Indian Law Day Interesting

Here is the opinion in United States v. Washington, subproceeding 17-01. Briefs here.

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Stillaguamish Marine U&A Allowed to Proceed [U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-03]

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington [subproceeding 17-03] or Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 60 Motion for Reconsideration of Contempt Motion 61 DCT Order Denying Reconsideration 64 Upper Skagit MTD 65 Tulalip … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Muckleshoot U&A Appeal [U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02]

Here: Appellants Corrected Opening Brief Appellee Nisqually Indian Tribe Answering Brief  Appellee Squaxin Island Tribe Brief  Brief of Interested Party Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe  Real Party in Interest Breif fo the Stilliguamish Tribe of Indians Real Party in Interest Brief fo … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Indian Treaty Rights and Fossil-Fuel Exports Projects in the Pacific Northwest

Michael C. Blumm & Jeffrey Litwak have posted “Democratizing Treaty Fishing Rights: Denying Fossil-Fuel Exports Projects in the Pacific Northwest,” forthcoming in the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indian treaty fishing rights … Continue reading

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Materials (so far) in Stillaguamish U&A Subproceeding

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-03 (W.D. Wash.): 1 Motion for Leave 3 DCT Order Granting Request 4 Stillaguamish Request for Determination 47 Stillaguamish Motion for Contempt 54 Tulalip Response 55 Swinomish Response 56 Stillaguamish … Continue reading

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Reflections on Justice Kennedy’s Indian Law Legacy

My most enduring memory of Justice Kennedy is no doubt watching him lean over the bench, red faced and angry, screaming/yelling/lecturing at Neal Katyal during the Dollar General oral argument. I concluded then, if I hadn’t already before that moment … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Affirms Culverts Case by Equally Divided Court

Here is the order. Background materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Effort to Block Lummi Crab Fishery as Unripe

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 18-02 (W.D. Wash.), aka Swinomish Indian Tribe v. Lummi Indian Tribe: 3 swinomish & tulalip motion for tro 16 upper skagit motion 19 lummi response 27 dct order

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