Federal Court Strikes Ban on Chinook Federal Acknowledgment Petition, Violates APA

Here are the materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash.), formerly Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke:









Prior posts here.

Federal Court Enjoins Lummi Tribe’s Proposed Winter Crab Fishing

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding no. 19-01:









Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment to US on Whistleblower Claims from Former Sauk-Siuattle Employee

Here are the materials in the looooong-running Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.) matter:


103 Response

107 Reply

116 DCT Order Granting 98

Prior materials in this case here. Materials in the related case against the tribe, here.

Federal Court Denies Nooksack Police Chief’s Motion for FTCA Certification

Here are the materials in Tageant v. Ashby (W.D. Wash.):

21-0. 9-4-19 Declaration of Deborah Alexander

22-0 9-4-19 Second Declaration of Gabriel S. Galanda

23 9-5-19 Minute Order Denying Defendant Michael Ashby’s Motion to Certify Employment

24 9-5-19 Verbatim Report of Proceedings – Motion for Employment Certification

Prior post on this case here. The case was removed from state court, and now remanded back to Whatcom County Superior Court.

Federal Court Dismisses False Claims Act Complaint against Sauk-Suiattle Employees, Awards Attorney Fees

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribe (W.D. Wash.):

64 Individual Defendants MSJ

72 Response

75 Reply

79 DCT Order

Order dismissing same claims against the tribe is here.

Materials in related claims against US, here.

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.):



Prior pleadings, including the tribe’s motion on the pleadings (docket no. 36), are here.

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 Lummi Response

255 Jamestown and Port Gamble Response

260 Lower Elwha Reply

262 Jamestown and Port Gamble Surreply

264 DCT Order

Ninth Circuit materials here and here.

Previous lower court court materials here.

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 Judgment

33 Doucette v. Bernhardt 5-10-19 Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment

34 Doucette v. Bernhardt 5-31-19 Reply re Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment

Ninth Circuit materials:

35 Rabang v. Kelly II 6-13-19 Stay Order