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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

CONFEDERATED TRIBES v BALDRIDGE

CONFEDERATED TRIBES & BANDS OF

THE YAKAMA INDIAN NATION,

Plaintiff-Appellee,



and



TULALIP TRIBE; SWINOMISH INDIAN

TRIBAL COMMUNITY; SUQUAMISH

TRIBE; STILLAGUAMISH TRIBE;

SQUAXIM ISLAND; SKOKOMISH INDIAN

TRIBE; MAKAH TRIBE;

MUCKLESHOOT TRIBE; NISQUALLY

INDIAN TRIBE; UPPER SKAGIT TRIBE;                No. 95-35901

SAUK-SUIATTLE TRIBE; PUYALLUP

TRIBE; NOOKSACK TRIBE; HOH                       D.C. No.

TRIBE; JAMESTOWN KLALLAM                         CV-80-00342-BJR

INDIANS; QUILEUTE INDIAN TRIBE;                  ORDER                                     

LUMMI TRIBE; CONFEDERATED

TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS

RESERVATION; CONFEDERATED

TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN

RESERVATION; NEZ PERCE TRIBE OF

IDAHO,

Plaintiffs-Intervenors-Appellees,



and



ALASKA TROLLERS ASSOCIATION,

Applicant in intervention-Appellee,



v.



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MALCOLM BALDRIGE,

Defendant,



and



ALASKA STATE,

Defendant-Intervenor-Appellant.



Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Barbara J. Rothstein, District Judge, Presiding


Argued and Submitted April 10, 1996--Seattle, Washington

Filed August 16, 1996

Before: Eugene A. Wright, Harry Pregerson, and A. Wallace Tashima, Circuit Judges.

COUNSEL

Michael A.D. Stanley, Bonnie E. Harris, and Myles A. Conway, Assistant Attorney Generals, Juneau, Alaska, for defendant-intervenor-appellant State of Alaska.

Bruce E. Weyhrauch, Faulkner, Banfield, Doogan & Holmes, Juneau, Alaska, for applicant in intervention-appellant and amicus curiae Alaska Trollers Association.

Timothy Weaver, Cockrill & Weaver, Yakima, Washington, for plaintiff-appellee Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation.

Daniel A. Raas, Raas, Johnsen, Gerret, Bellingham, Washington, for plaintiffs-appellees various Indian Tribes. Mason D. Morisset, Morisset, Schlosser, Ayer & Jozwick, Seattle, Washington, for plaintiff-intervenor-appellee Tulalip Tribe.

Richard Reich, Tahalah, Washington, for plaintiff-intervenorappellee Quinault Indian Nation.

Douglas Nash, Lapwar, Idaho, for plaintiff-intervenorappellee Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

Stephanie L. Striffler, Assistant Attorney General, Salem, Oregon, for defendant-appellee State of Oregon.

Robert P. Blasco, Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh, Juneau, Alaska, for amicus curiae Shee-Atika Incorporated, Klukwan, Inc., and Goldbelt, Inc.

Richard A. Wegman, Garvey, Schubert & Barer, Washington, D.C., for amicus curiae Government of Canada.

David C. Crosby, Wickwire, Greene, Crosby, Brewer & Seward, Juneau, Alaska, for amicus curiae Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

ORDER

For the reasons set forth by the district court in its wellreasoned, well-written order published at 898 F. Supp. 1477 (W.D. Wash. 1995) we AFFIRM.