Category Archives: Indian gaming

California Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Silvia Burley Suit against California Gambling Control Commission under Anti-SLAPP Rule

Here is the unpublished opinion in California Miwok Tribe v. Everone: d072141

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Federal Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to IRA Section 5 [fee to trust statute]

Here are the materials in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 36-1 club one casino motion for summary j 37-1 doi motion for summary j 38 club one reply 39 doi reply 40 dct order Prior post … Continue reading

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Stand Up For California v. Dept. of Interior Cert Petition

Here: sufc cert petition Questions presented: 1. This case presents the question whether the Secretary may conclude that a casino “would not be detrimental to the surrounding community” despite uncontroverted evidence the casino will have unmitigated detrimental impacts to the community. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Appeal of Individual Picayune Rancheria Members

Here is the unpublished opinion in State of California v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. Briefs: opening brief state answer brief tribe answer brief reply brief Lower court materials.

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Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma Cert Petition [Liquor sales, gaming compact, arbitration]

Here: cpn v okla cert petition Question presented: Whether the Court of Appeals erred in reversing the District Court’s confirmation and enforcement of the Arbitrator’s Award pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. Lower court … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Rules Against Miccosukee Tribe and Sally Jim over Taxes

Here is the opinion in United States v. Jim. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Gaming Developer’s State Law Claims against Apache Tribe, Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Others

Here are the materials in FSS Development Company LLC v. Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (W.D. Okla.): 21 motion to stay 22 motion to dismiss 25 response 26 reply 31 dct order

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Compensation-Based Class Action against Eastern Band Cherokee Casino Materials

Here are the materials so far in Clark v. Harrah’s NC Casino Company LLC (W.D. N.C.): 1 Complaint 34-1 Motion to Dismiss 39 Opposition 43 Reply 53 Magistrate Report 54 Defendants’ Limited Objections 55 Clark Objections

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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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