9th Circ. Won't Rehear Wash. Tribal Fishing Rights Appeal

Law360, New York (May 19, 2017, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday said it will not review a panel’s decision ordering the state of Washington to replace 1,000 culverts in order to protect tribal salmon fishing rights, although several judges warned that the decision would have far-reaching impacts.

In June, an appeals court panel affirmed a district court’s order that the state replace the culverts because they impede the natural path of river-traveling salmon, violate Native American treaties and inhibit tribal fishing rights. The state asked for a rehearing, but the panel declined...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA, et al v. State of Washington

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 28, 2013

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