Here is the petition in North Country Community Alliance v. Salazar: North County Community Alliance Cert Petition
Lower court materials are here.
The questions presented:
Must the National Indian Gaming Commission establish its jurisdiction over a tribe’s potential gaming sites, by determining that such sites qualify as “Indian lands”, before approving the tribe’s gaming ordinance?
Does the National Indian Gaming Commission act ultra vires when it approves a tribal gaming ordinance which allows construction and operation of a gaming facility on land which is never determined by the Commission to be “Indian lands”?
There doesn’t appear to be any reason to grant cert in this case. By the petitioner’s own admission, there is no circuit split. This is a case of first impression before the Court, and that usually means a death knell for the petition.