Category Archives: IGRA

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment Briefing in City of Duluth v. National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: 25 Duluth Motion for Summary J 26 US Cross Motion for Summary J 27-1 Fond du Lac Proposed Amicus Bref 30 Duluth Reply 33 US Reply The materials on the federal government’s motion to dismiss are here. Complaint is … Continue reading

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Federal Court Invalidates Part 291 Secretarial Procedures in Pojoaque Pueblo Case

Here are the materials in State of New Mexico v. Dept. of Interior (D. N.M.): 37 Interior Motion for Summary J 39 New Mexico Motion for Summary J 40 Pojoaque Opposition 41 New Mexico Opposition 42 Interior Opposition 43 Pojoaque … Continue reading

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California Sues Chukchansi for Emergency Relief (Updated with Federal Court Closure Order)

Here is Friday’s complaint in State of California v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This action seeks emergency and other appropriate injunctive relief to prevent an imminent threat to the public health and safety. … Continue reading

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NIGC Orders Chukchansi Casino to Close on October 27 unless IGRA Violations Corrected

Here is the order: Chukchansi TCO News coverage here: “Chukchansi casino faces closure, huge federal fines for missing audits.”

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Materials in Latest Round of Contempt Proceedings against Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Here are the new materials in State of Texas v. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (W.D. Tex.): 423 Texas Motion for Contempt 431 Pueblo Response to Motion for Contempt 468 Pueblo Motion for Summary J 469 Texas Opposition to Motion for … Continue reading

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State Court Challenge to Graton Rancheria Compact Fails

Here are the materials in Stop the Casino 101 Coalition v. Brown (Cal. App.): Opinion Stop the Casino Opening Brief California Brief Stop the Casino Reply Brief

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California COA Holds that Governor’s Concurrence under IGRA Does Not Trigger CEQA Review

Here is the opinion in Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. Brown: Chukchansi v Brown We don’t have all the briefs, but here is what we do have: California Brief California DOT Brief Madera City Brief Madera County Brief NP … Continue reading

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Friends of Amador County v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: FAC Cert Petition FILED Question presented: Whether, in an action by a third party against the Secretary of the Interior under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq., a putative Indian tribe may invoke its sovereign immunity … Continue reading

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Stay Pending Appeal Denied in Coeur d’Alene Gaming Dispute

Here are the new materials in State of Idaho v. Coeur d’Alene Tribe (D. Idaho): 42-1 Motion to Stay Pending Appeal 48 Response 50 Reply 57 DCT Order Prior posts here, here, and here.

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Tribal family’s quest to build casino in Bremerton faces hurdles, foes | Local News | The Seattle Times

Here’s an interesting article about a family’s attempt to develop a casino on an allotment they own off-reservation in Bremerton, Washington. The allotment was originally issued to a Quinault tribal member but her descendants, who currently own it, are Samish. … Continue reading

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