Doctrine Of Ex Parte Young Does Not Permit Disenrollment Lawsuit, 9th Circuit Holds

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court did not have jurisdiction over a disenrollment case brought by former members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed March 16 in an unpublished opinion (Ronald D. Allen, Jr., et al. v. Robert H. Smith, et al., No. 13-55552, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 4131).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #96-150325-069Z.)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians disenrolled Ronald Allen and 26 other former members. Allen and the other former members...
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