High Court To Review Tribal Fishing Rights Ruling

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 4:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the state of Washington’s challenge to a Ninth Circuit decision ordering the state to replace hundreds of culverts to protect tribal salmon fishing rights.

The high court granted Washington’s certiorari petition concerning a Ninth Circuit panel’s June 2016 ruling that the culverts — built when roads cross a river or stream — degrade fish habitat and decimate fish populations, in violation of federal treaties with several tribes.

As is customary, the justices’ decision appeared in a list...
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