Makah Nation delays trial for unauthorized hunt
The Makah Nation of Washington has delayed a trial for five members accused of an illegal whale hunt.

The men were set to go to trial tomorrow but the tribe doesn't have a judge to hear the case. The men also face a trial in federal court in March.

The tribe has a right to hunt whales under an 1855 treaty. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the tribe must seek a permit under the Marine Mammals Protection Act. The process is ongoing.

Get the Story:
No judge, so Makah postpone pretrial hearing for five who killed whale (The Peninsula Daily News 1/20)

Relevant Documents:
Tribal Council Statement | Makah Tribal Whale Hunt | Marine Mammal Protection Act

Court Decisions:
Anderson v. Evans (June 7, 2004) | Anderson v. Evans (December 20, 2002)

Relevant Links:
Makah Nation - http://www.makah.com

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