Wisconsin Federal Court Holds Tax Immunities Do Not Apply to Reacquired Reservation Land

Here are the relevant materials in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Evers (W.D. Wis.):

153 State Motion for Summary J

171 Towns and Assessors Motion for Summary J

172 Tribe Motion for Summary J

213 Tribe Response to 171

215 Tribe Response to 153

223 State Reply in Support of 153

228 Towns and Assessors Reply in Support of 171

232 Tribe Reply in Support of 172

245 DCT Order

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Agreement Documents in Lac Courte Oreilles v. Wisconsin Treaty Rights Matter

Here are the materials in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. State of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.):

ECF 421

ECF 421-1

ECF 421-2

ECF 421-3

ECF 421-4

Red Cliff Ojibwe Prevails over Bayfield County in Zoning Dispute

Here are the materials in Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Bayfield County (W.D. Wis.):

1 Complaint

11 Tribe MSJ

12 Williams Affidavit

12-1 Exhibit A

12-2 Exhibit B

12-3 Exhibit C

12-4 Exhibit D

16 Opposition

20 Reply

21-1 Surreply

26-1 Tribe Post-Hearing Brief

31 DCT Order

Excerpt:

Plaintiff Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians seeks a declaratory judgment that enforcement of defendant Bayfield County’s zoning code on fee simple land held by tribal members within the Red Cliff Band Reservation violates federal Indian law. Before the court is plaintiff’s fully briefed motion for summary judgment (dkt. #10), on which the court heard oral argument on November 21, 2019. For the reasons that follow, the court will grant plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, finding that it is not unmistakably clear that Congress intended to allow application of the County’s zoning regulations on land held by tribal members within the boundary of the reservation. 

Wisconsin Tribes Sue Wisconsin over Taxation of Indian Lands

Here are the materials in Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Walker (W.D. Wis.):

2018.11.30 – Docket 01 – Complaint

2018.11.30 – Docket 1-1 – Civil Cover Sheet

2018.11.30 – Docket 1-2 – Exhibit Index

2018.11.30 – Docket 1-3 – Exhibit A – Treaty with Chippewa

2018.11.30 – Docket 1-4 – Exhibit B – Sample Red Cliff Patent

Federal Court Rejects Stockbridge-Munsee Effort to Restart Litigation against Ho-Chunk Nation Compact, Denies Motion for Sanctions

Here are the materials in Stockbridge-Munsee Community v. State of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.):

76 motion to file amended complaint

78 wisconsin opposition

81 ho-chunk nation opposition

83 motion for sanctions

84 stockbridge-munsee reply

85 stockbridge-munsee opposition to motion for sanctions

88 dct order

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