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Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (November 21, 2016)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (July 1, 2016)
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case
Legislation | Litigation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (November 20, 2015)
The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 18, 2015)
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects
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Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (September 18, 2015)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation (September 17, 2015)
The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (September 1, 2015)
A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.

Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos (July 23, 2015)
Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.

Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation
Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 8, 2015)
It is a touchstone principle of federal Indian law that tribes, as quasi-sovereign nations, possess the inherent right to self-govern, generally to the exclusion of state and federal laws.

Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute
Litigation | Opinion
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute (July 6, 2015)
Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court
Litigation | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court (July 3, 2015)
Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!

Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 3, 2015)
Although the court has been restricting en banc review, such a flagrant disagreement between two panels certainly should attract en banc attention.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute
Business Deals | Litigation
Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (June 30, 2015)
Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.

Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Litigation
Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 23, 2015)
In a recent split decision, the Sixth Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board possessed jurisdiction to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act against the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (June 18, 2015)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (June 12, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB
Legislation | Litigation
Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (June 9, 2015)
S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, will be considered by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos
Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (April 30, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Judge removes Sault Tribe from off-reservation gaming lawsuit
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge removes Sault Tribe from off-reservation gaming lawsuit (December 8, 2014)
The state plans to pursue individual tribal officials due to the sovereign immunity of the tribe itself.

NLRB reaffirms jurisdiction over Little River Band gaming facility
Litigation | Regulation
NLRB reaffirms jurisdiction over Little River Band gaming facility (September 17, 2014)
The tribe was ordered to stop enforcing its own set of labor laws on casino employees.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe challenges NLRB jurisdiction over casino
Litigation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe challenges NLRB jurisdiction over casino (September 16, 2014)
The case could end up before the Supreme Court if the lower courts side with tribes.

Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos
Litigation | Regulation
Supreme Court ruling affects NLRB proceedings at tribal casinos (August 7, 2014)
The Chickasaw Nation, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have been on the losing end of a sovereignty dispute.

6th Circuit sides with Sault Tribe in commercial casino dispute
Business Deals | Litigation
6th Circuit sides with Sault Tribe in commercial casino dispute (August 4, 2014)
Former investors claimed they were owed $74 million, plus interest.

Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applications
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applications (June 12, 2014)
Michigan attorney general and two tribes hope to block two off-reservation casinos.

Michigan plans to pursue Sault Tribe officials over gaming plan
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Michigan plans to pursue Sault Tribe officials over gaming plan (June 6, 2014)
Shift in tactics comes after Supreme Court upheld the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

Soo Tribe confident of success with off-reservation casino bid
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Soo Tribe confident of success with off-reservation casino bid (June 5, 2014)
After losing the Bay Mills case, the state of Michigan withdrew its appeal to the Supreme Court

Michigan drops appeal in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Michigan drops appeal in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case (June 4, 2014)
Decision comes after state loses tribal sovereign immunity decision at the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court decision affects another off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court decision affects another off-reservation casino (May 28, 2014)
Sault Tribe was sued by state of Michigan for pursuing an off-reservation facility.

Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear another tribal casino suit
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear another tribal casino suit (May 15, 2014)
Dispute arose after the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians proposed an off-reservation casino.

Law Article: Court grants stay in off-reservation gaming dispute
Litigation
Law Article: Court grants stay in off-reservation gaming dispute (March 6, 2014)
Attorney discusses off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

Sault Tribe wants 6th Circuit to reconsider stay in gaming case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe wants 6th Circuit to reconsider stay in gaming case (February 28, 2014)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its stay in a gaming case.

Editorial: Remain hopeful for Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino
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Editorial: Remain hopeful for Sault Tribe's off-reservation casino (February 27, 2014)
Michigan newspaper supports off-reservation casino for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

6th Circuit issues stay in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
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6th Circuit issues stay in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case (February 25, 2014)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case headed to Supreme Court
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case headed to Supreme Court (February 17, 2014)
The state of Michigan will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Supreme Court hears Bay Mills gaming case on December 2
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court hears Bay Mills gaming case on December 2 (November 27, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, on Monday.

DOJ submits brief to  Supreme Court  in Bay Mills   gaming dispute
Litigation
DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Bay Mills gaming dispute (November 5, 2013)
The Department of Justice is backing the Bay Mills Indian Community in a gaming dispute that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

IPR: Court to hear union dispute at Little River Band's casino
Litigation
IPR: Court to hear union dispute at Little River Band's casino (October 8, 2013)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments today in a dispute over a union at the casino owned by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan.

Shutdown won't stop  hearing in Little River Band casino case
Litigation
Shutdown won't stop hearing in Little River Band casino case (October 4, 2013)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals won't let the shutdown of the federal government stop the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan from seeking justice.

6th Circuit takes up Soo Tribe off-reservation gaming dispute
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6th Circuit takes up Soo Tribe off-reservation gaming dispute (October 3, 2013)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday in an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

States submit briefs in Supreme Court's Indian gaming case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
States submit briefs in Supreme Court's Indian gaming case (September 24, 2013)
State governments are lining up to assert their interests in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming  case on December 2
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming case on December 2 (September 18, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, on December 2.

NIGC urged to take action amid pending Supreme Court case
Litigation | NIGC
NIGC urged to take action amid pending Supreme Court case (September 12, 2013)
The National Congress of American Indians is urging the National Indian Gaming Commission to take action to prevent a negative ruling in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

Column: Supreme Court case poses   risk for tribal gaming rights
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Opinion
Column: Supreme Court case poses risk for tribal gaming rights (September 6, 2013)
Columnist discusses Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case:

Supreme Court accepts opening  brief in Bay Mills casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court accepts opening brief in Bay Mills casino dispute (September 5, 2013)
The state of Michigan filed its opening brief in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving the Bay Mills Indian Community.

Law Article: Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Law Article: Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming lawsuit (July 18, 2013)
The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Attorney discusses Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving the Bay Mills Indian Community: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed...

Supreme Court due to hear  tribal casino case from Michigan
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court due to hear tribal casino case from Michigan (June 25, 2013)
The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Tribal gaming issues in Michigan will once again be before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming year. Last year, the court issued its ruling...

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