Category Archives: IGRA

Interior Prevails in Defense of Ione Band Trust Land Acquisition in Ninth Circuit

Here is the opinion in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior. UPDATE: And the unpublished opinion in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke. An excerpt: This case involves a dispute over a proposed casino in Amador County, California. Plaintiff, the … Continue reading

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Kansas v. NIGC Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Question presented: Whether NIGC legal opinions that determine whether Indian lands are eligible for gaming under IGRA are reviewable final agency actions. Lower court materials here.

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Competitor Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Casino Continues

Here are the materials in Club One Casino Inc. v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 25 Response 26 Reply 30 DCT Order

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Federal Court Issues Split Decision in Flandrea Santee Sioux — South Dakota Tax Dispute

Here are the materials in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach (D. S.D.): 79 State Motion for Summary J 117 Flandreau Motion for Summary J 124 State Opposition 130 Flandreau Opposition 136 Flandreau Reply 154 DCT Order An excerpt: 1. The … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeals Holds Contract Breach Claim Preempted by IGRA

Here is the opinion in Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Cal. Ct. App.). An excerpt: We conclude that IGRA preempts state contract actions based on unapproved “management contracts” and “collateral agreements to management contracts” as such agreements are … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in NEPA Challenge to Enterprise Rancheria Casino

Here are the briefs in Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke: Opening Brief Tribe Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Nooksack Reaches Settlement with National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Nooksack NIGC Settlement

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Picayune Rancheria Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Gaming Fails

Here are the materials in Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 26 North Fork Motion for Summary Judgment 29 US Brief 33 Picayune Response 35 North Fork Reply 36 US Reply 42 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Opening Brief Other briefs TK Lower court materials here.

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Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Cert Petition

Here: Town of Aquinnah’s Cert Petition  Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a statute of general application, impliedly repealed other federal statutes that specifically subject Indian tribes to state restrictions on gaming, a question that has divided the courts of appeals. Lower … Continue reading

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