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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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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 71 Michigan Response to Motion to … Continue reading

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State of Michigan Sues Sault Tribe Officials–Amended Complaint with Exhibits

Amended Complaint 2Exhibit A (Letter from DOI) Exhibit B (letter from Gov. Snyder to Chairman Eitrem) Exhibit C (Sault Tribe Submission for Mandatory Fee-to-Trust Acquisition) Exhibit D (Same, for the Sibley Parcel) Exhibit E (Sault Tribe approval of development agreement … Continue reading

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Updated Materials in Michigan v. Sault Tribe — State Seeks to Sue Tribal Officials

Here are the materials in State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (W.D. Mich.): 49 Renewed Motion to Dismiss 53-1 State Motion for Relief 55 State Response to Motion to Dismiss 57 Soo Tribe Reply 58 … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe Lansing Casino Trust Application Documents

Here: SSM Mandatory Trust Filing Lansing final 20140610 An excerpt: The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (the “Sault Tribe” or “Tribe”) tenders this submission for a mandatory fee-to-trust acquisition of two parcels of land located in … Continue reading

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Michigan Files Cert Petition against Sault Tribe in Lansing Casino Controversy

Here are the petition materials in Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: Michigan Cert Petition Petition Appendix Lower court materials here. The CA6 stayed this matter, here, here, and here.

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Sixth Circuit Denies Sault Tribe Motion to Reconsider Stay

Here: CA6 Order Denying Reconsideration Prior posts on the stay are here and here. Panel materials here.

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En Banc Petition Materials in Michigan v. Sault Tribe

Here: 2014-01-16 Petition for Panel Rehearing with a Suggestion for Rehearing … 2014-01-22 NHBPI Motion for leave to file amicus brief -rehearing 2014-01-23 NHBPI Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of St of MI Pet 2014-01-23 Order Granting Motion for Leave … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Reverses in Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Here is the opinion: Michigan v SSM CA6 Opinion An excerpt: Because the State is not suing to enjoin a class III gaming activity, but instead a trust submission under MILCSA, § 2710(d)(7)(A)(ii) of IGRA does not abrogate the Tribe’s … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Briefing in State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Complete

Here are the briefs: Sault Tribe CA6 Substitute Brief Michigan Brief NHBPIAmicusBrief Saginaw Chippewa Amicus Brief Sault Tribe Reply  

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