This collection of documents includes briefs from the Gallagher Law Library's collection that are related to the Washington State tribal fishing rights case United States v. Washington. The briefs include matters in the case brought before both the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. The briefs are broken down by the decade the matter was filed with the court. The search bar to the left allows researchers to run a keyword search across all briefs in the collection.

There are also briefs from other cases out of Washington that involved tribal fishing rights under the section titled "Briefs from Other Washington Fishing Rights Cases."

In conjunction with the UW Law School's 36th Annual Indian Law Symposium, the Gallagher Law Library created a digital exhibit of the items in this collection plus law review articles that discuss tribal fishing rights. The exhibit is available here.


Browse the Washington Tribal Treaties and Fishing Rights Collections:

Boldt Briefs: 1970s

Boldt Briefs: 1980s

Boldt Briefs: 1990s

Boldt Briefs: 2000s

Boldt Briefs: 2010s

Boldt Briefs: 2020s

Briefs from Other Washington Fishing Rights Cases

Treaties with Tribes in Washington State