Civil Minutes: Record of Proceedings before Judge John Jelderks: Telephone Status Conference held 10/21/02
The government indicated that they do not oppose the Joint Tribal Claimants' Motion to Intervene for Purposes of Appeal.
Order: Granting Joint Tribal Claimants' Motion to Intervene for Purposes of Appeal (Related documents(s)) and Granting Federal Defendants' Motion for Stay of Briefing on Plaintiffs' Petition for Attorney Fees (Related documents(s)).
Order: Federal Defendants' Motion for Stay of Briefing [531-1] appears to be a duplicate of Motion (Related documents(s)) and is therefore Moot.
Counsel Present for Plaintiff: Paula Barran. Counsel Present for Defendant: Tim Simmons; David Shuey; Ellen Durkee. Counsel Present for Intervenors: RobRoy Smith; Tim Weaver; Naomi Stacy.Tape No: 1588. Court Reporter: Ilene TenBrook. (gm)
What does this mean?
The new tribal coalition may intervene in this case to appeal. The government must decide by October 29, 2002 if they also will appeal. The Ninth Circuit may or may not agree to hear the appeals. The scientists will not be granted access to study the Kennewick Man skeleton until the appeals process is complete.
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