Seattle Tribal Lawyer Gabe Galanda Argues for the ACLU Before Washington Supreme Court

On January 22, 2013, Gabe Galanda appeared before the Washington State Supreme Court on behalf of the ACLU of Washington, to co-argue State v. Clark. His argument can be watched on TVW (at 35:49). The case concerns whether a county search warrant, obtained and executed by city police without any attempt to involve the tribal police or court, lacked authority of law, since it authorized the search of a tribal member’s home situated on tribal trust land.

The briefing is available here, including the amicus brief co-authored on behalf of the ACLU by Gabe and Ryan Dreveskracht.

Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm.  He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California.  Gabe assists tribal governments and businesses in all matters of tribal sovereignty and self-governance, especially in legal opposition to federal, state and local government encroachment.  Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or