October 21, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS, Defendant.
KATHRYN KENEALLY, Assistant Attorney General. W. CARL. HANKLA, Trial Attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, JENNY DURKAN, United States Attorney, Of Counsel, Attorneys for the United States.
LAW OFFICE, PUYALLUP INDIAN TRIBE JOHN HOWARD BELL. LESOURD & PATTEN, P.S. RICHARD L. JOHNSON, SANDRA VELIZ, Attorneys for the Puyallup Tribe.
STIPULATED MOTION FOR AMENDED BRIEFING SCHEDULE
BENJAMIN SETTLE, District Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by the United States of America, plaintiff, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, defendant:
On September 20, 2013, the Court entered an Order approving the parties' Stipulated Motion for Entry of Scheduling Order.
2. In relevant part, the Order provided that on October 25, 2013, the parties would file their cross-motions for summary judgment, and that on November 15, 2013, the parties would file their responses. No replies are to be filed.
3. On September 30, 2013, the appropriations act that had been funding the Department of Justice expired and appropriations to the Department lapsed. Without an appropriation, Department of Justice employees, including government counsel in this case, were prohibited from working, even on a voluntary basis, except in very limited circumstances.
4. On the evening of October 16, 2013, appropriations were restored, and Department of Justice employees returned to work on October 17, 2013,
5. During the furlough, government counsel was unable to work on this case, so the current briefing schedule should be amended.
Accordingly, the parties HEREBY JOINTLY MOVE the Court for an order extending the deadline for filing cross-motions for summary judgment to November 22, 2013, and extending the deadline for filing responses to December 20, 2013. In other respects the September 20, 2013 Order should remain in full force and effect.
IT IS SO ORDERED.