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Tag: treaties

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Herrera v. Wyoming (Decision May 20, 2019)

A member of the Crow Tribe of Montana maintains a treaty right to hunt elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest.

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Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den (Decision March 19, 2019)

Washington cannot apply the state’s fuel tax law to the Yakama Tribe fuel importer because it violates an 1855 treaty.

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Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Decision May 21, 2018)

The case returns to the lower court to consider a new question.

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Jesner v. Arab Bank

Plaintiffs, victims of terrorist attacks, sued a foreign bank claiming the bank held accounts for known terrorists. The Court will decide if the bank – a corporate defendant – can be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (the law the plaintiffs are using).

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