Category Archives: Indian gaming

Cert Petition Filed over Ione Band of Miwok Indians Trust Land Acquisition

Here is the petition in County of Amador v. Dept. of the Interior: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Whether Congress intended the phrase “under Federal jurisdiction,” as used in the 1934 Act, to encompass a tribe that, as of June 18, 1934, had no … Continue reading

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Kathryn Isom-Clause Guest Post: “Tribal Gaming Can Help to Fight Human Trafficking”

Tribal Gaming Can Help to Fight Human Trafficking Kathryn Isom-Clause Often “hidden in plain sight,” millions of people are exploited for criminal profit every year. These people are victims of human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. Human trafficking occurs across the … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rules in Favor of Feds/Tribe in Butte County v. Chaudhuri

Here is the opinion: Opinion Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rosales v. Dutschke (Jamul Indian Village)

Here: Opening Brief Tribal Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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New Mexico COA Allows Isleta Casino Worker’s Comp Claim to Proceed over Tribal Immunity Defense

Here is the opinion in Mendoza v. Isleta Resort & Casino & Hudson Ins. (N.M. Ct. App.): CA35,520

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Texas Federal Court Refuses to Enjoin Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Bingo

Here are the materials in State of Texas v. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (W.D. Tex.): 9 texas motion for pi 17 tribe response 18 reply 54 tribe supplemental memo re cause of action 59 texas supplemental brief 64 magistrate report … Continue reading

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Louisiana COA Holds in Favor of Tunica-Biloxi Employees in Dram Shop Action

Here is the opinion in Zaunbrecher v. Martin: 17-0932opi This case previously reached the Supreme Court, and was held pending the decision in Lewis v. Clarke. Materials here and here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Chemehuevi Tribe v. Brown [gaming compact dispute]

Here: Chemehuevi Opening Brief California Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Wilton Rancheria Trust Acquisition Made by Acting Interior Official

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): 33 Stand Up Motion for Summary J 40 Interior Cross Motion 41 Wilton Rancheria Cross Motion 45 Stand Up Reply 49 Wilton Reply 50 Interior Reply … Continue reading

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Texas Prevails over Alabam-Coushatta in Gaming Dispute

Here are the materials in State of Texas v. Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (E.D. Tex.): 74 Texas Motion for Contempt 76 Tribe Motion to Set Aside Judgment 77 Texas Response to 76 80 Tribe Reply in Support of 76 96 Texas … Continue reading

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