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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 in April 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.

California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decisionFiled Under: California | Legislation | Litigation
California tribes celebrate anniversary of Supreme Court decision (03/01)
The Cabazon Band and the Morongo Band secured a ruling that confirmed their sovereign right to engage in gaming.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (02/27)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (02/20)
The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.

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 enters new year with casino in limboFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (01/02)
The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.

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.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (11/21)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (11/17)
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino (11/14)
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribesFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (11/14)
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (11/10)
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appealFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (11/09)
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist developmentFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (11/04)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (11/01)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (10/31)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (10/20)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigationFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (10/14)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docketFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (10/04)
Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.

Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employeeFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (09/29)
The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrackFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (09/21)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (09/20)
The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (09/13)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (09/13)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

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.

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (08/24)
The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (08/22)
Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (08/17)
The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (08/16)
Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (08/15)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust casesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (08/04)
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (08/01)
The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (07/29)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (07/15)
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (07/14)
The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.

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 takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (07/01)
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

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.

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)
The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.

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