Opinion: DOJ proposal is economic termination (September 21, 2005)

"Indian gaming in Oklahoma could soon dramatically change –- to the detriment of Tribes. On Sept. 15, 2005, Thomas Heffelfinger, United States Attorney (D. Minn.) announced a major legislative effort to amend and strengthen a federal criminal statute to restrict...

Schwarzenegger goes after gaming tribes again (September 21, 2005)

Facing re-election, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) lashed out against tribes again on Tuesday, blaming them for derailing some of his controversial gaming compacts. Schwarzenegger accused wealthy casino-owning tribes of trying to block competition from other tribes. "What has happened...

Heffelfinger won't define terms in gaming proposal (September 21, 2005)

Tom Heffelfinger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota and the chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee for the Department of Justice, is actively promoting legislation to restrict the types of games that tribes can offer without a tribal-state compact. Heffelfinger...

Editorial: Voters deserve say on stalled tribal casino (September 21, 2005)

" For the second time, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled that legislation to push along a Harrah's casino fails to pass constitutional muster. It's back to the drawing board for a vote to add a full-fledged, industrial-strength casino...