Current Status

The parties are currently awaiting the Judge’s order on the Defendants’ Partial Motion to Dismiss.

On August 9, 2017, the Department of Justice filed a partial motion to dismiss, which, among other things, sought to dismiss students not currently enrolled in Havasupai Elementary School from the case and to dismiss student claims for appropriate mental health and wellness resources. On September 5, 2017, the Havasupai Tribe and the Society of Indian Psychologists filed amicus briefs in support of the student plaintiffs.  On October 24, 2017, the Judge heard oral argument on the Defendants’ motion.  Because the motion filed by the Defendants is only a partial motion to dismiss, the case will move forward regardless of the Judge’s ruling.

Current as of January 31, 2018