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Upper Skagit Cert Petition in In Rem Tribal Immunity Matter

Here is the petition in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren:

Cert Petition

Question presented:

Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it?

Lower court materials here.

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Cert Petition in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Here:

Cert Petition

Questions presented:

Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

Quick! What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Washington State?

Did you answer rain? Of course you did. You’ve all read Twilight, right? 543 more words

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The United States of...Not America

Authored By: David Barton | Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 1:40 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/government/2017/02/the-united-states-ofnot-america/

Here’s a simple question: “What is America’s first-protected, most-important, and longest-cherished politically-protected right?”

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Tulalip Member/Company Seek Mandamus to Bar Searches by Fish and Wildlife Officers

Here is the petition in Paul v. Gain (Wash. S. Ct.):

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An excerpt:

The novel twist in this case is the “gag order” in the Search Warrant.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher