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Keweenaw Bay Indian Comm. v. Rising, No. 08-1585

In an Indian tribe's action seeking injunctive relief from Michigan's policy of taxing transactions involving the tribe and from Michigan's reliance on an informal refund process to sort those immunities out on a case-by-case basis, judgment for Defendant is reversed, where the questions presented covered a myriad of hypothetical transactions and were too abstract and unsupported by specific facts.

Read Keweenaw Bay Indian Comm. v. Rising, No. 08-1585

Appellate Information

Argued April 30, 2009

Decided and Filed June 26, 2009


Opinion by Judge Merritt


For Appellant:

Vernle Charles Durocher, Jr., Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN

For Appellees:

Kevin Joseph Moody, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C., Lansing, MI