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Bonnichsen et. al. vs. United States (Kennewick Man):

(All documents are in PDF format)

SAA Briefs and Other Documents:
In the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
SAA Position on Kennewick Controversy (March 20, 1998)
SAA Motion to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Bonnichsen (December 2000)
SAA Memorandum in Support of Motion (December 2000)
SAA Amicus Curiae submission memorandum of law (June 2001)
Affadavit of Robert Kelly in support of SAA memorandum (May 2001)
Exhibit 1: Review of Secretary Babbitt's Final Determination (June 2001)
Exhibit 1: CV for authors of review (June 2001)
Exhibit 1: Summary of information used to discuss cultural affiliation (June 2001)
Exhibit 1: Summary of DOI information used to determine cultural continuity (June 2001)
Exhibit 2: SAA correspondence concerning NAGPRA and cultural affiliation (June 2001)
FAQ's on SAA amicus curiae brief (June 2001)
SAA press release on Bonnichsen decision (September 2002)

In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
SAA Letter to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (June 2, 2003)
SAA Motion to Participate as Amicus Curiae (June 2, 2003)
SAA Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief (June 2, 2003)
SAA Letter to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (June 11, 2003)
SAA Appeals Court Amicus Curiae Brief (June 11, 2003)

Plaintiff's Briefs and Other Documents:
Plaintiffs' Brief  (April 16, 2001)
Plaintiffs' Attachments (April 16, 2001)
Plaintiffs' Response (June 4, 2001)

Defendants' Legal Documents:
Defendants' Brief (May 17, 2001)
Defendants' Attachments (May 17, 2001)

Other Briefs:
Amicus Brief from the National Congress of American Indians (June 1, 2001)
Amicus Brief from the Joint Claimant Tribes (May 31, 2001)
Motion to Intervene filed by "Polynesian Chieftain" (July 20, 2001)
Tribal Claimant Petition for En Banc Rehearing (March 17, 2004)

Court Rulings and Orders:
Opinion and order, Bonnichsen et. al., U.S. District Court (August 2002)
9th Circuit Opinion in Bonnichsen et. al. vs. United States (February 4, 2004)
9th Circuit Amended Opinion and Order Denying Rehearing (April 19, 2004)