Category Archives: fee to trust

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 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, had no … 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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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Wilton Rancheria Trust Acquisition Made by Acting Interior Official

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): 33 Stand Up Motion for Summary J 40 Interior Cross Motion 41 Wilton Rancheria Cross Motion 45 Stand Up Reply 49 Wilton Reply 50 Interior Reply … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Affirms Interior Trust Acquisition for North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

Here is the opinion in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Stand Up Opinion Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Ione Casino Challenges

Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke: Ione adv No Casino – 9th Circuit – Order Denying No Casino Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc filed 01-11-2018 Ione Band Response [No Casino] No Casino … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Cherokee Nation v. Zinke (UKB Trust Acquisition)

Here they are (so far); Federal Brief Lower court materials in Cherokee Nation v. Jewell here.

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Federal Court Rejects Casino Opponent Demand to Supplement Administrative Record with Materials on the Legal Status of Trust Land (North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians)

Here are the materials in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 22 motion to supplement record 25 interior response 26 reply 33 dct order

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D.C. Circuit Affirms Amador County Cannot Challenge IGRA ‘Reservation’ Status of Buena Vista Rancheria

Here is the unpublished opinion in Amador County v. Dept. of Interior: CADC Unpublished Opinion Here are the briefs.

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Gregory Ablavsky Guest Post: What Justice Thomas Gets Wrong About Constitutional History: Part 2—Ratification, Natelson, and Territorial Integrity

Professor Ablavsky is the author of “Beyond the Commerce Clause.” Part I is here. What Justice Thomas Gets Wrong About Constitutional History: Part 2—Ratification, Natelson, and Territorial Integrity One interesting aspect about Upstate Citizens is the underlying dispute’s highly ironic … Continue reading

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