indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439   fax: 202 318 2182
Kill The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines

printer friendly version
Supreme Court turns down gaming machine dispute
Monday, March 1, 2004

Over the objections of the Bush administration and several states, the U.S. Supreme today refused to hear a dispute affecting the use of electronic casino machines in the $14 billion Indian gaming industry.

Without comment, the justices turned down appeals of two decisions that were favorable to tribal interests. The Department of Justice sought review of the cases, claiming that regulation of Indian gaming was at risk.

The move allows the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska to continue offering an electronic machine similar to pull-tabs. The government claimed the machines were illegal without a tribal-state compact, which Nebraska refuses to negotiate.

Another machine was at issue in a case involving two Oklahoma tribes and a Wyoming tribe. But that machine is no longer in use and is no longer manufactured.

Still, the rejection of both cases ensures that the electronic aids to Class II games such as bingo and pull-tabs are indeed Class II games. Government lawyers argued that machines resembling slot machines should be classified as Class III.

The cases were U.S. v. Santee Sioux Tribe, No. 03-762, and U.S. v. Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, No. 03-740.

Order List:
Supreme Court (March 1, 2004)

Relevant Documents:
Petition: U.S. v. Santee Sioux Tribe | Petition: U.S. v. Seneca-Cayuga Tribe

Docket Sheets:
U.S. v. Santee Sioux Tribe | U.S. v. Seneca-Cayuga Tribe

Lower Court Decisions:
U.S. v. Santee Sioux Tribe (March 20, 2003) | Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma v. National Indian Gaming Commission (April 17, 2003)

Relevant Links:
The Santee Sioux Tribe - http://www.santeedakota.org
National Indian Gaming Commission - http://www.nigc.gov

Related Stories:
Neb. tribe calls for rejection of gaming dispute (02/13)
Supreme Court hears from states in gaming case (01/29)
Tribal leaders share views on threats to sovereignty (01/20)
Calif. tribes meet challenges to gaming rights (1/15)
Bush briefs sound alarm on Indian gaming regulation (11/25)
Supreme Court asked to rule on Indian gaming (09/30)
NIGC resolves status of company's casino machine (09/24)
Hogen says Okla. tribes skirting federal gaming law (05/19)
Appeals court says game is legal Class II (04/21)
Appeals court upholds Santee casino games (3/20)
Casino company loses Indian gaming suit (09/11)
Santee Sioux leaders found in contempt of court (6/22)

Copyright 2000-2004 Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Little Shell Tribe gets closer to recognition (4/16)
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge fighter prepares for next match (4/16)
Letter from Cobell attorneys on second settlement payment (4/16)
Secretary Jewell to deliver commencement address at SIPI (4/16)
Navajo Code Talker Samuel Smith passes away at age of 88 (4/16)
Nicholet Deschine: KTNN accepts 'hush money' for racial slur (4/16)
Lawsuit claims remains were removed for Jamul Band casino (4/16)
Opinion: Another futile lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinos (4/16)
Native Sun News: Tribes benefit from $5.15B uranium cleanup (4/15)
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe marks return of chief (4/15)
DOI extends $1.2M in offers to Makah Reservation landowners (4/15)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session in Montana (4/15)
Ernie Stevens: NIGA won't support racist depictions of Natives (4/15)
Navajo casino enterprise wasn't told of NFL team involvement (4/15)
Steven Newcomb: Scientists lay claim to Kumeyaay ancestors (4/15)
Opinion: Judge delivered 'remarkable opinion' in Cobell lawsuit (4/15)
Umatilla player Shoni Schimmel drafted by Atlanta WNBA team (4/15)
Fort Sill Apache Tribe wins recognition in New Mexico homeland (4/15)
CNN Series: Best places to experience Native American culture (4/15)
Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas (4/15)
Blackfeet Nation heads into election season amid ongoing feud (4/15)
School district on Fort Peck Reservation to redraw voting areas (4/15)
Ojibwe man from Canada charged for possession of wild animals (4/15)
Navajo Technical University creates bachelor's degree program (4/15)
Opinion: Ignorance abounds in dealings with indigenous people (4/15)
Ute Tribe reaches new agreement for use of name by university (4/15)
Seminole Tribe faces $9.9M negligence claim over fall at casino (4/15)
Opponents seek referendum on Tohono O'odham Nation casino (4/15)
Connecticut tribes see another decline in slot machine revenue (4/15)
Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinos (4/15)
Editorial: No surprise in state's loss in Poarch Creek gaming suit (4/15)
Center: Billions at stake in costly debate over Internet gambling (4/15)
Native Sun News: EEOC won't take up Native woman's complaint (4/14)
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe battled labor unions too (4/14)
BIA holds listening sessions on Indian Child Welfare Act guidance (4/14)
Judge won't force Puyallup Tribe to comply with IRS levy request (4/14)
Bryan Brewer: Native people must continue fight for sovereignty (4/14)
Jeff Haozous: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves say in New Mexico (4/14)
Jacqueline Keeler: Racist mascot taints urban Indian community (4/14)
Notah Begay's foundation backed out of Navajo golf tournament (4/14)
KTNN under fire for hosting event with football team's foundation (4/14)
Sharon Day: Walking the water to protect our future generations (4/14)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.