Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

Federal Court Declines Jurisdiction over Nisqually Officials under Ex parte Young

Here are the new materials in Bell v. City of Lacey (W.D. Wash.): 53-bell-response-to-tribe-mtd.pdf 58-dct-order.pdf Prior pleadings, including the tribe’s motion on the pleadings (docket no. 36), are here.

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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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Prisoner Complaint against Nisqually Tribe Dismissed

Here are the materials in Bell v. City of Lacey (W.D. Wash.): 9-complaint.pdf 36-tribe-motion-to-dismiss.pdf 39-response.pdf 40-tribe-reply.pdf 46-dct-order.pdf

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Nooksack Update: Rabang v. Kelly II (9th Cir.); Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash))

District court materials (prior post here): 28 Doucette v. Bernhardt 3-7-19 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment 32 Doucette v. Bernhardt 4-18-19 Defendants’ Consolidated Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Support of Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary … Continue reading

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Above the Law Report on the Ninth Circuit’s Order Asking BNSF to Clarify Portions of Its Briefing in Dispute with Swinomish

Here. We posted the order on the case page here.

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Federal Court Rejects Last Remaining Claims in Dahlstrom v US [wrongful discharge from Sauk-Siuattle]

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 82 Individual Defs Motion for Summary Judgment 86 Response 89 Reply 92 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Section 1983 Claim against Puyallup Officers Dismissed

Here are the materials in Lewis v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 16 Amended Complaint 42 Puyallup Defendants MSJ 48 Ps Motion for Leave to Dismiss 49 Ds Response 50 DCT Order

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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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Wilson v. Horton’s Towing Cert Petition [Montana; Exhaustion; Civil Forfeiture]

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Does an Indian Tribe have authority under the second exception of Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544 (1981), to forfeit automobiles owned by non Native Americans for violation of tribal drug laws while on tribal … Continue reading

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Army Corps of Engineers Materials (so far)

Here: 1 Complaint 15 Answer 19 Taylor Shellfish Motion to Intervene 24 DCT Order Granting Intervention

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