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More on: 9th circuit

Filed Under: National
Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute (03/26)
The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.

Filed Under: Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Racist emails of former Montana federal judge to be preserved (03/26)
Richard Cebull sent 'hundreds' of racist messages, including some about Native Americans, but their contents haven't been publicly disclosed.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (03/17)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (03/17)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear Yakama Nation treaty tobacco case (03/10)
The tribe argued that its treaty was interpreted without considering all of the evidence of the facts.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
9th Circuit to consider Medicine Lake sacred site dispute again (03/04)
The Pit River Tribe and supporters are trying to stop a geothermal plant from being built near their place of worship.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (02/25)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.

Filed Under: Law | National
Non-Indian tenant plans to fight Colorado River Indian Tribes (02/19)
Roger French has refused to pay rent to the tribe for 17 years.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Initial DNA tests show Kennewick Man linked to Native peoples (01/19)
The 9,500-year-old remains were discovered on federal land in Washington that was once a part of the Umatilla Reservation.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Former convicted leader of Crow Tribe seeks to clear his name (11/26)
Attorneys for Clifford Birdinground question whether a federal judge was biased against Native Americans.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NAGPRA case affirms conquest of Native people (10/03)
Dissecting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in White v. University of California.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit bars use of tribal conviction in domestic assault case (10/01)
A tribal court conviction can't be used to prove an Indian defendant is a repeat domestic violence offender if the defendant wasn't provided with an attorney.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Woman sues over fall at Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe business (09/30)
So far, the state, tribal and federal courts have all dismissed the lawsuits.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Tribal preference ruling strengthens sovereignty (09/29)
Attorney discusses the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in EEOC v. Peabody Western Coal.

Filed Under: Business | Law
9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer (09/26)
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit rules against Chemehuevi Tribe in land deed case (09/18)
The court says land conveyances cannot be made without the consent of Congress.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (09/11)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.

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