On March 4, 2020, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion, seen here, affirming the district court’s ruling that the Tribe has the right to enforce an easement agreement limiting the number of rail cars that can traverse the Tribe’s reservation land each day in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway litigation.

To view the Swinomish press release regarding the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, click here.

For more information on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, click here.