Tohono O'odham Roadblock Incident

Updates:

Updates related to the unlawful roadblock incident on SR86 appear below in chronological order and provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution of this incident.

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Date:

Description:

1
Initial incident report
2
Plans for fighting the charges & brief legal analysis
3
Charges dismissed - TOPD fails to file legally required paperwork
4
Resistance to public records request, links to scanned documents
5
Notice of claims filed with the TOPD, more scanned docs
6
Radio show announcement, Border Patrol activity along highway
7
Charges re-filed, Border Patrol update, legal commentary
8
Radio show interview, court summons update, open records
9
FOIA update, motions, radio show announcement
10
FOIA update, court date, BP update, etc.
11
Evidentiary hearing results, commentary, plans
12
Notice of civil lawsuit, NO sanctions against TOPD, new docs uploaded
13
Civil lawsuit moves forward, new files uploaded to web site
14
DOJ motion to dismiss, response, new links
15
Results from the pre-trial hearing held on December 11, 2004
16
Evidentiary hearing scheduled, new evidence posted, BIA update
17
New court schedule, discovery docs, amended complaint, etc.
18
Document timeline added, BIA tort claim response & discussion
19
FOIA docs discussion: Active federal participation at the roadblock, perjury
20
Discussion on court order dismissing our Bivens and 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims
21
Homeland Security Conferences and Perjured testimony
22
An analysis of the USA's answer to being named a defendant in this lawsuit
23
Sobriety checkpoint guideline discussion: TOPD and County Sheriff
24
The Freedom of Information Act and the rule of law
25
The First Amendment Project enters the fray
26
USA files Motion for Summary Judgment
27
Response to USA's Motion for Summary Judgment
28
USA stretches the facts in objection to motion for summary judgment
29
Analysis of ICE Agent Bill Dreeland's deposition
30
9th Circuit Appeals Court Opening Brief Discussion
31
Oral argument in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled
32
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Hearing update & audio posted
33
9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules (mostly) in favor of Checkpoint USA
34
Media coverage regarding recent 9th Circuit ruling
35
Romero Deposition & Lawsuit Update
36
Checkpoint Lawsuit: Amended Complaint & Joint Status Report
37
Checkpoint USA Is Going To Trial!
38
Final Pretrial Conference Scheduled for March 19th
39
Trial Date Set For Checkpoint Lawsuit
40
Limitless Motions In Limine...
41
Police Defendants Pay $210,000 To Settle Illegal Roadblock Lawsuit