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NCAA Memorandum to Dismiss

NCAA Memorandum to Dismiss

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTANORTHEASTERN DIVISION
The Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe of Indians, byand through its Committee of Understandingand Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually, Case. No. 2:11-cv-00095and as Representative of the more than 1004Petitioners of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,Plaintiffs,vs.The National Collegiate Athletic Association,Defendant.
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT NATIONAL COLLEGIATEATHLETIC ASSOCIATION’S MOTION TO DISMISS
Case 2:11-cv-00095-RRE-KKK Document 11 Filed 12/22/11 Page 1 of 42
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF CITED AUTHORITIES......................................................................................... ivINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1STATEMENT OF THE CASE .....................................................................................................4ARGUMENT ..................................................................................................................................6I.
 
PLAINTIFFS LACK STANDING TO INVOKE THE JURISDICTION OF THEFEDERAL COURT WITH RESPECT TO ALL COUNTS..........................................7A.
 
Plaintiffs Fail to Allege an Injury-in-Fact ...........................................................8B.
 
Plaintiffs Fail to Allege an Injury Traceable to Conduct by the NCAA .........11C.
 
Plaintiffs Present No Redressible Injury ...........................................................12D.
 
Prudential Concerns Militate Against The Court Assuming Jurisdiction .....13II.
 
PLAINTIFFS ARE COLLATERALLY ESTOPPED FROM RELITIGATINGCLAIMS AND ISSUES THAT WERE OR COULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED IN
 DAVIDSON 
.......................................................................................................................15III.
 
PLAINTIFFS’ INDIVIDUAL CAUSES OF ACTION ARE TIME-BARRED ANDFAIL TO STATE ANY CLAIM UPON WHICH RELIEF MAY BE GRANTED ...17A.
 
Plaintiffs’ “Indispensable Party” Claim Fails as A Matter of Law.................17B.
 
Plaintiffs Fail To State a Claim for “Breach of Contract”...............................19C.
 
Plaintiffs’ Claim for “Copyright Infringement” Fails to State a Claim forWhich Relief May be Granted and is Time-Barred .........................................20D.
 
Plaintiffs’ Claims for “Lack of Jurisdiction” Fails to State a CognizableCause of Action ....................................................................................................21E.
 
The Indian Religious Freedom Act has No Application and Confers NoPrivate Right of Action ........................................................................................22F.
 
The Indian Civil Rights Act Limits Only the Authority of TribalGovernments and Does Not Provide a Basis for Any Cause of Action byPlaintiffs ................................................................................................................23
Case 2:11-cv-00095-RRE-KKK Document 11 Filed 12/22/11 Page 2 of 42
 
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Plaintiffs Fail to State a Timely Civil Rights Claim under Section 1983 orTitle VI ..................................................................................................................24H.
 
Plaintiffs’ Defamation Claim is Time-Barred and Fails to State a Claim forWhich Relief May be Granted ........................................................................... 26I.
 
Plaintiffs’ Claim for “Punitive Damages” Fails to Allege a Cause of Action 27J.
 
Plaintiffs’ “Equal Protection” Claim Must be Dismissed Because PlaintiffsAllege No Governmental Violation of Their Constitutional Rights and AnySuch Claim Would be Time Barred ...................................................................28K.
 
Plaintiffs’ Claim for “Unlawful Restraint of Trade” Fails for Lack of Standing, is Time-Barred and Fails to State a Claim ......................................29L.
 
Plaintiffs Fail to Allege Facts Sufficient to State a Plausible and TimelyClaim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress .....................................30CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................31
Case 2:11-cv-00095-RRE-KKK Document 11 Filed 12/22/11 Page 3 of 42

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