Category Archives: fee to trust

Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit I 1-2 Exhibit II 1-3 Exhibit III 1-4 Exhibit IV 1-5 Exhibit V 1-6 Exhibit VI Interior denial letter here. Lansing … Continue reading

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US Prevails in Challenge to Santa Ynez Band Trust Land Acquisition

Here are the materials in Geyser v. United States (C.D. Cal.): 27-1 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 28-1 US Motion for Summary J 29 Plaintiffs Reply 30 US Reply 32 DCT Order Prior post here.

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter Regarding Alaska Land into Trust Consultations

Here. The letter is dated July 2–sorry for the delay in posting. Public Meeting Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Juneau, AK Tribal Consultation Friday, August 3, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3 :00 p.m. Ketchikan, AK ANC … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to IRA Section 5 [fee to trust statute]

Here are the materials in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 36-1 club one casino motion for summary j 37-1 doi motion for summary j 38 club one reply 39 doi reply 40 dct order Prior post … Continue reading

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Stand Up For California v. Dept. of Interior Cert Petition

Here: sufc cert petition Questions presented: 1. This case presents the question whether the Secretary may conclude that a casino “would not be detrimental to the surrounding community” despite uncontroverted evidence the casino will have unmitigated detrimental impacts to the community. … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Land-Trust Case Raises Red Flags Across Indian Country”

Here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Interior Decision Favoring Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria

Here is the opinion in Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke. Briefs here.

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Comanche Nation v. Zinke [Chickasaw Trust Land Acquisition]

Here: Comanche Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Cert Petition Filed over Ione Band of Miwok Indians Trust Land Acquisition

Here is the petition in County of Amador v. Dept. of the Interior: Cert Petition UPDATE: Cert Opp Questions presented: 1. Whether Congress intended the phrase “under Federal jurisdiction,” as used in the 1934 Act, to encompass a tribe that, as of June 18, 1934, … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rules in Favor of Feds/Tribe in Butte County v. Chaudhuri

Here is the opinion: Opinion Briefs here.

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