With No Possible Relief, Tribal Election Challenge Moot, 9th Circuit Finds
Mealey's (June 1, 2016, 1:59 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An appeal by one faction of a California Indian tribe battling other groups over control of the Tribal Council is moot because, with the adoption of a revised tribal constitution, there is no relief the challengers can obtain, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held May 27 in dismissing the appeal (Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, et al. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, et al., No. 13-16182, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9713).