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Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (03/20)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino on April 17 unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (03/17)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court briefFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (03/07)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (02/20)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (02/09)
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (01/31)
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (01/12)
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docketFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (01/09)
The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (12/14)
The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (12/09)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gamingFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (12/07)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (12/06)
The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (08/31)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (08/25)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty disputeFiled Under: California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (06/27)
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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming planFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (06/06)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law disputeFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (05/31)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (03/18)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (12/11)
The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty caseFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (09/01)
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.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (06/10)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (06/05)
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casinoFiled Under: Opinion
Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino (12/17)
The Answer Man asks Chief Michell Hicks if the tribe will be selling marijuana at its casino.

Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria">Filed Under: California | Litigation | Opinion
Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria (09/30)
Attorney recaps oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, an Indian gaming case that's being watched closely by tribes across the nation.

9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case">Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case (09/18)
The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

9th Circuit takes up Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming land dispute">Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Litigation
9th Circuit takes up Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming land dispute (09/17)
Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will lead to more litigation over trust land acquisitions that were finalized years ago.

Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site (09/12)
The tribe shut down the casino in August 2013 because the land is not in trust.

9th Circuit to broadcast arguments in Big Lagoon casino dispute">Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
9th Circuit to broadcast arguments in Big Lagoon casino dispute (09/10)
The case is being closely watched throughout Indian Country.

Tribes closely watching Big Lagoon Rancheria casino land dispute">Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Tribes closely watching Big Lagoon Rancheria casino land dispute (08/29)
Tribes, tribal organizations and the Department of Justice have submitted briefs in hopes of preventing land acquisitions from being challenged long after they have been finalized.

Lawmakers ask DOJ to back bill to reverse online gaming opinion">Filed Under: Legislation
Lawmakers ask DOJ to back bill to reverse online gaming opinion (08/01)
S.2159, the Restoration of America's Wire Act, was introduced in March but has yet to receive a hearing.

DOJ won't intervene in non-Indian gaming case in AlabamaFiled Under: Litigation
DOJ won't intervene in non-Indian gaming case in Alabama (01/24)
African-American leaders in Alabama are wondering why the Obama administration won't join their lawsuit that challenges the closing of a non-Indian gaming facility.

House subcommittee hearing on online gaming on December 10Filed Under: Legislation
House subcommittee hearing on online gaming on December 10 (12/04)
The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on December 10 to discuss Internet gaming.

Supreme Court takes up Bay Mills off-reservation gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court takes up Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (12/02)
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, this morning.

Supreme Court hears Bay Mills gaming case on December 2Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court hears Bay Mills gaming case on December 2 (11/27)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, on Monday.

DOJ to join Supreme Court argument in Bay Mills gaming caseFiled Under: Litigation
DOJ to join Supreme Court argument in Bay Mills gaming case (11/19)
The Department of Justice will be participating in oral arguments for Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

DOJ submits brief to  Supreme Court  in Bay Mills   gaming disputeFiled Under: Litigation
DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Bay Mills gaming dispute (11/05)
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.

Poarch Creeks battle state over jurisdiction at gaming facilitiesFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
Poarch Creeks battle state over jurisdiction at gaming facilities (09/18)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is battling Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange over state jurisdiction at the tribe's gaming facilities.

DOJ supports Poarch Creeks in gaming lawsuit filed by AlabamaFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
DOJ supports Poarch Creeks in gaming lawsuit filed by Alabama (07/30)
The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. Photo © Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Department of Justice is backing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in a gaming lawsuit filed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. The...

Supreme Court takes Bay Mills off-reservation gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court takes Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (06/24)
The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Acting against the advice of the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community...

Supreme Court delays Bay Mills off-reservation casino caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court delays Bay Mills off-reservation casino case (06/17)
Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News The U.S. Supreme Court did not take action today on an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan. The petition was considered...

Supreme Court to take up petition in Bay Mills gaming disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court to take up petition in Bay Mills gaming dispute (06/04)
After months of waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court will finally decide whether to hear an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan. The Supreme Court scheduled a June 13 conference to consider a petition filed by...

DOJ supports Bay Mills Indian Community in casino disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
DOJ supports Bay Mills Indian Community in casino dispute (05/15)
The Obama administration is supporting the Bay Mills Indian Community in a gaming dispute with the state of Michigan. The tribe opened a casino on land that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement. A federal court ordered...

Lawsuit against Ione Band casino moved  to California courtFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Lawsuit against Ione Band casino moved to California court (03/29)
A lawsuit that seeks to stop the Ione Band of Miwok Indians from opening a casino has been transferred to federal court in California. Nicolas Villa Jr., who claims he is the hereditary Ione leader, filed his suit in Washington,...

Judge orders new record of decision for Cowlitz Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge orders new record of decision for Cowlitz Tribe's casino (03/14)
A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. A federal judge ordered the Obama administration to issue a new record of decision for the controversial Cowlitz Tribe casino project in Washington. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record...

BIA plans to place North Fork casino site into trust on FridayFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
BIA plans to place North Fork casino site into trust on Friday (01/30)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be placing the off-reservation casino site for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians into trust on Friday, according to documents filed in federal court. The BIA published notice of the acquisition in the...

IPR: Michigan says Supreme Court  serious  about Bay Mills casinoFiled Under: Litigation
IPR: Michigan says Supreme Court serious about Bay Mills casino (01/08)
"The U.S. Supreme Court made a move Monday that may indicate it’s interested in deciding the fate of a northern Michigan casino. The Vanderbilt Casino was opened quietly by the Bay Mills Indian Community in 2010, and it was shuttered...

Supreme Court requests DOJ's views  in Bay Mills gaming litigationFiled Under: Litigation
Supreme Court requests DOJ's views in Bay Mills gaming litigation (01/07)
The U.S. Supreme Court is taking more time to consider a petition in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case. In an order today, the high court asked the Department of Justice for its views. This is the...

Tribal panel at Global Gaming Expo discusses Internet gaming Filed Under: Meetings
Tribal panel at Global Gaming Expo discusses Internet gaming (10/10)
Tribal leaders and lobbyists discussed Internet gaming at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Online gaming on the state and federal level is inevitable, panelists agreed. But just how it will impact existing tribal casinos and Class III...

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