Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

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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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss APA Suit Re: Nooksack Special Council Election

Here are the materials from Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 9. 9-7-18 notice of motion and interior defedendants’ motion to dismiss; memorandum of points and authorites in support thereof 11. 10-1-18 plaintiffs’ response to interior defendants’ motion to dismiss 13. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Swinomish v. BNSF

Here: BNSF opening brief Swinomish answer brief Other posts here.  

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Order Requiring Exhaustion over Tribal Seizure of Truck

Here is the opinion in Wilson v. Horton’s Towing. Briefs: Wilson Opening Brief US Answer Brief Appellee Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rules against Tulalip Tribes’ Quil Ceda in Tax Dispute with State of Washington

Here is the order in Tulalip Tribes v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): dct-order.pdf Prior posts here.

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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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Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.  

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Rabang v. Kelly Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction Post-Election

The Western District of Washington recently dismissed Rabang v. Kelly, the case about disenrollment within the Nooksack Tribe, for lack of jurisdiction. Please see the relevant documents below. 156 6-7-18 Minute Order re Show Cause 159 6-29-18 Plaintiffs’ Brief re … Continue reading

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Leonard Peltier Free Speech Claims against State of Washington for Removing His Paintings from Exhibit Survive Summary Judgment Motion

Here are the materials in Peltier v. Sacks (W.D. Wash.): 42 defendant motion for summary j 51 response 52-4 painting one 52-5 painting two 52-6 painting three 53 reply 54 dct order Earlier post on this matter here.

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Federal Court Dismisses All But One Claim in Long-running Dahlstrom v. United States [wrongful discharge from Sauk-Siuattle]

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 69 us motion to dismiss 73 opposition 75 reply 77 dct order dismissing second amended complaint    

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