Tag Archives: Western District of Oklahoma

Tenth Circuit (Barely) Keeps Alive Caddo Nation Suit against Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Here is the unpublished opinion in Caddo Nation v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Denies Sanctions Request in Dismissed Intra-Tribal Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Tribal Council of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma v. Foster (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 9 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal 13 Motion for Sanctions 13-5 Wilkinson v Hamilton Tribal Court Opinion 13-30 Hamilton v … Continue reading

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Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Bernhardt Cert Petition [Chickasaw Gaming]

Here is the petition captioned Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke [but presumably will switch to Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Bernhardt]: Companche v Zinke Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the “former reservation” exception permitting lands acquired by the United … Continue reading

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Oklahoma American Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act of 1974 Struck Down [definition of “Indian” more restrictive than federal law]

Here are the materials in Fontenot v. Hunter (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 33 Ps Motion for Summary Judgment 35 Oklahoma Motion for Summary Judgment 39 Ps Response 41 State Response 42 State Reply 43 Ps Reply 47 DCT Order An … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Decides Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners

Here is the opinion in Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners. Briefs: appellant brief appellee brief reply Lower court materials here and here.

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Tenth Circuit Decides Comanche Nation v. Zinke [Chickasaw Trust Land Acquisition]

Here is the unpublished order. Briefs here. Lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes II

Here: Appellant Brief Response Brief Reply Case tag here.

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Federal Court Allows Civil Rights Suit against City of Lawton over Killing of Comanche Citizen [Christina Dawn Tahhahwah] in Jail

Here are the materials in Robinson v. City of Lawton (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 92 Short and Turner MSJ 93 Gordon and Jenkins MSJ 95 City of Lawton MSJ 96 Adamson et al MSJ 105 Response to 92 106 Response … Continue reading

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Federal Dismisses Amended Complaint in Caddo Nation Sacred Sites Suit against Wichita & Affiliated Tribes

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): 60 amended complaint 63 motion to dismiss 66 response 67 reply 68 dct order

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Federal Court Dismisses Gaming Developer’s State Law Claims against Apache Tribe, Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Others

Here are the materials in FSS Development Company LLC v. Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (W.D. Okla.): 21 motion to stay 22 motion to dismiss 25 response 26 reply 31 dct order

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