Category Archives: IGRA

Oklahoma v. Hobia Cert Petition

Here: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (as filed) Question presented: Does Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, 134 S.Ct. 2024 (2014), require the dismissal of a State’s suit to prevent tribal officers from conducting gaming that would be unlawful … Continue reading

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North Fork Rancheria Sues California Alleging Violation of IGRA Good Faith Negotiation Obligation

Here is the complaint in North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California v. State of California (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) requires states, upon request by an Indian tribe, to “negotiate with … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe Motion to Dismiss Michigan Gaming Suit

Here are the new materials in the case captioned State of Michigan v. Payment (W.D. Mich.): 2015-03-20 Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 2015-03-20 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint The state’s amended complaint is here.

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Kansas Sues NIGC over Quapaw Indian Lands Opinion

Here is the complaint in State of Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. Kan.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: In this action, the Plaintiffs challenge and seek relief from the November 21, 2014 determination of National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) … Continue reading

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Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Held in Contempt over Gaming

Order here. Materials here.

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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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