Category Archives: IGRA

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Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a statute of general application, impliedly repealed other federal statutes that specifically subject Indian tribes to state restrictions on gaming, a question that has divided the courts of appeals.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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Ninth Circuit Argument Video in Appeals in Challenge to Ione Band Gaming Related Trust Acquisition

Here is the video in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke (briefs here). Here is the video in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior (briefs here).

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in State of California v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Here: Opening Brief Answer Brief Case materials here.

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“Sault Tribe’s trust land application denied for Lansing casino”

Here. If anyone has the denial letter, please send it along. Here it is. And here: 2017-07-24 DOI Cason ltr to Sault Ste. Marie denying mandatory trust acqn

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Citizens for a Better Way v. Zinke

Here: Opening Brief Related posts.

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Tenth Circuit Holds NIGC Indian Lands Opinion Letters Not Final Agency Action

Here is the opinion in State of Kansas v. Zinke. An excerpt: The question in this case is whether a legal opinion letter issued by the Acting General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) regarding the eligibility of Indian lands … Continue reading

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Isleta Pueblo Sues New Mexico over Revenue Sharing

Here is the complaint in Pueblo of Isleta v. Martinez (D.N.M.): Complaint An excerpt: The Plaintiffs seek a declaration, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2201, that the Defendants’ ongoing effort under the 2015 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts with the State of New … Continue reading

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Spokane County Sues to Stop Spokane Tribe Casino

Here is the complaint in Spokane County v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Wash.): Complaint An excerpt: Spokane County, Washington (“County”) brings this action seeking review of and relief from a June 15, 2015 decision by the Department of the Interior … Continue reading

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