Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Isleta Pueblo Sues New Mexico over Revenue Sharing

Here is the complaint in Pueblo of Isleta v. Martinez (D.N.M.): Complaint An excerpt: The Plaintiffs seek a declaration, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2201, that the Defendants’ ongoing effort under the 2015 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts with the State of New … Continue reading

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Spokane County Sues to Stop Spokane Tribe Casino

Here is the complaint in Spokane County v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Wash.): Complaint An excerpt: Spokane County, Washington (“County”) brings this action seeking review of and relief from a June 15, 2015 decision by the Department of the Interior … Continue reading

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Cert Petition in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways. Lower court materials here.

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/21/2017)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21/17. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Opinion was issued in Matal v. Tam (Trademarks; Free Speech) on 6/19/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html French v. … Continue reading

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Bob Chang: “Derogatory trademarks aren’t about free speech. They’re about discrimination.”

From WaPo, here.

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Second Circuit Rejects MGM Challenge to Connecticut Gaming Law

Here are the materials in MGM Resorts International v. Malloy: CA2 Opinion MGM Brief Connecticut Brief Reply

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Tenth Circuit Dismisses Nonmember Challenge to Tribal Court Jurisdiction for Lack of Article III Standing (Nonmember Won on the Merits in Tribal Court)

Here is the unpublished opinion in Board of Education for Gallup-McKinley Schools v. Henderson. Briefs and lower court materials here.

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Federal Manslaughter Conviction Stands over Alleged Bad Acts by Rocky Boy’s Police Officer

Here are the materials in United States v. Henderson (D. Mont.): 74 Motion to Set Aside Verdict 80 Response 87 DCT Order An excerpt: The Court agrees with Henderson that if the jury would have heard the undisclosed impeaching evidence … Continue reading

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Georgia Appellate Court Vacates Arbitration Award against Guidiville Band of the Pomo Indians

Here is the opinion in Churchill Financial Management Corp. v. ClearNexus Inc. (Ga. Ct. App.): Ga Ct App Opinion An excerpt: Most courts that have addressed this issue have determined that tribal sovereign immunity extends to entities known as chartered … Continue reading

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Nooksack Casino Closes after NIGC Issues NOV

Here is the NOV. NIGC presser here. News coverage here and here.

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