Tribes Spar Over Evidence In Wash. State Fishing Row

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The Upper Skagit Tribe on Wednesday urged a Washington federal judge to grant summary judgment against the Suquamish Tribe in a row over disputed waters off the state’s northern shore, saying that no factual evidence supports the tribe’s fishing claims.

The Suquamish ignores the “actual evidence” in arguing that its usual and accustomed fishing grounds and stations, also known as U&A, includes three open saltwater bays in the northern Puget Sound, the Upper Skagit claimed. But a review of the record in the landmark 1975 Boldt...
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Case Title

USA, et al v. State of Washington, et al


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2:70-cv-09213

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Washington Western

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Other Statutory Actions

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Ricardo S Martinez

Date Filed

April 2, 1971


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Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe


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2:14-sp-00001

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Washington Western

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Ricardo S Martinez

Date Filed

January 22, 2014

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