Category Archives: IGRA

Massachusetts Gaming Claims against Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Survive Motions to Dismiss; Counterclaims Do, Too

Here are the updated materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 65 Massachusetts Opposition to Rule 19 Motion 67 Aquinnah-Gay Head Community Opposition to 11th Amendment Motion to Dismiss 71 Wampanoag Tribe of Gay … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bill Rastetter on Judge Enslen

From long-time Grand Traverse Band counsel Bill Rastetter on the passing of Judge Enslen: Writing this helps me to reflect upon not just Richard Enslen but also the two other Western District judges appointed by Jimmy Carter — all of … Continue reading

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Forest County Potawatomi Complaint re: Denial of Class III Gaming Compact — And Commentary

The Forest County Potawatomi Community has filed a complaint against the Department of the Interior over the disapproval of its gaming compact – the latest development in the Menominee Tribe’s efforts to develop a class III gaming facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides Redding Rancheria v. Jewell (Affirming Section 20 Regulations)

Here is the opinion. The court’s summary: The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment in favor of the federal government insofar as it upheld the Secretary of the Interior’s denial of the application of Redding Rancheria (the Tribe) to operate multiple casinos on … Continue reading

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Forest County Potawatomi FOIA Suit against Interior over Menominee Fee to Trust Materials

Here is the complaint in Forest County Potawatomi Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: For over two years, Plaintiff Forest County Potawatomi Community (the “Community”) has attempted to obtain records from Defendants, pursuant to the Freedom of … Continue reading

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Washington and 27 Tribes Agree on Compact Amendments

PRESS RELEASE: http://www.wsgc.wa.gov/publications/press-releases/compact-amendment-27-tribes-123014.pdf COMPACTS: http://www.wsgc.wa.gov/publications/press-releases/summary-all-amendment-123014.pdf

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Tenth Circuit Issues Amended Opinion in Oklahoma v. Hobia

Here. Like its earlier decision, today’s amended opinion concludes that the district court erroneously granted the State’s request for a preliminary injunction and held that the State’s complaint, which alleged class III gaming activities on non-Indian lands, failed to state … Continue reading

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Student Scholarship on Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard

The Connecticut Law Review has published “Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard: The Preemption of State Taxes Under Bracker, the Indian Trader Statutes, and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.” It is here on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Tulalip Tribes v. State of Washington — Gaming Compact Dispute

Here are the briefs: Tulalip Opening Brief Samish Amicus Brief Washington Brief Tulalip Reply Oral argument audio here. Lower court materials here: 13 Tulalip Motion for Summary J 20 Washington Response 28 Tulalip Response 29 Tulalip Reply 30 Washington Reply … Continue reading

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Iipay Nation Responsive Pleadings in Internet Gaming Matter

Here are the new materials in materials in State of California v. Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel (S.D. Cal.): SY Interactive Memo Opposing TRO motion Appendix A — Memo opposing TRO motion + attachment Declaration — David Chelette + exhibits … Continue reading

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