Category Archives: IGRA

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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Conn. and Tribes Sue Interior For Failure to Publish Gaming Compact Amendments

Here is the complaint in the matter of State of Connecticut et al v. Zinke et al, 17-cv-02564 (D.D.C. Nov. 29, 2017): Doc. 1 – Civil Cover Sheet and Complaint With the State of Connecticut, the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot … Continue reading

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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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Comanche Effort to Shut Down Chickasaw Casino Fails for Now

Here are the materials in Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke  (W.D. Okla.): 13-1 Motion for PI 20 Response 26 Reply 33 DCT Order

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Stockbridge-Munsee/Ho-Chunk Nation/Wisconsin Gaming Compact Dispute Dismissed as Moot

Here are the materials in Stockbridge-Munsee Community v. State of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.): 8 motion for pi 27 state response 37 ho-chunk response 39 reply 57 ho-chunk motion for judgment on pleadings 58 stockbridge opposition 62 reply 67 dct order

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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 UPDATE: And the unpublished opinion in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke.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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