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Tribal group seeks court-ordered halt to Blythe II solar project construction

CALIFORNIA – A Native American group, which filed a federal lawsuit last December over a 485-MW solar project, asked the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on March 16 for a preliminary injunction stopping any project construction while this case is being argued. 148 more words


Tribes legally evicted Colorado River reservation tenant, judge rules

CALIFORNIA – A federal judge has ruled that the Colorado River Indian Tribes had legal authority to evict a tenant from a housing development on the California side of the Colorado River. 85 more words


Federal Court Rejects Nonmember's Challenge to Colorado River Indian Tribe's Jurisdiction; Reservation Boundaries Challenge Unresolved

Here is the order in French v. Starr (D. Ariz.):

84 DCT Order

An excerpt:

Finding no impediment to this Court’s application of the doctrine of estoppel against Plaintiff, the Court concludes that Plaintiff is precluded by the terms of the Permit and by his conduct from asserting to this Court in the instant federal action that the lot he leased from CRIT was not within the boundaries of the Reservation to resist a determination that the Tribal Court had jurisdiction over the action brought by CRIT to evict Plaintiff and for damages.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher