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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case (October 1, 2019)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is turning to the nation's highest court for help with its disputed casino in Texas.

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty (July 24, 2019)

A bill recognizing the inherent rights of two tribes in Texas is slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas (June 21, 2019)

A bipartisan bill placing two tribes in Texas on the same footing as just about every other Indian nation when it comes to gaming is moving forward.

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights (February 26, 2018)

Amid a court fight with the state of Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is supporting a bill to restore its gaming rights.

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (February 15, 2018)

A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court (February 7, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas (June 9, 2017)

The Tigua Tribe is offering games that violate state law, officials in Texas allege in a new lawsuit.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)

Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility

Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility (March 13, 2017)

A battle over the tribe's operations in El Paso, Texas, continues after 17 years of litigation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)

A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact dispute

Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact dispute (September 12, 2014)

The state of New Mexico is trying to prevent the Obama administration from issuing Class III gaming procedures for the tribe.

New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque Pueblo

New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque Pueblo (August 8, 2014)

Lawsuit claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs can't authorize Class III gaming for the tribe.

Supreme Court won't hear Tigua Tribe appeal in gaming fight

Supreme Court won't hear Tigua Tribe appeal in gaming fight (January 10, 2012)

The Tigua Tribe will have to face up to contempt charges in its long-running gaming dispute with the state of Texas. Last June, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a contempt order issued against the tribe for offering gaming...

Tigua Tribe preparing an  appeal over gaming dispute with state

Tigua Tribe preparing an appeal over gaming dispute with state (July 13, 2011)

The Tigua Tribe will appeal the latest ruling in its long-running gaming dispute with the state of Texas. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 30 upheld contempt charges against the tribe for operating eight-liner devices in violation of...

5th Circuit upholds contempt charges in Tigua Tribe gaming case

5th Circuit upholds contempt charges in Tigua Tribe gaming case (July 1, 2011)

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a contempt order against the Tigua Tribe and said the state of Texas can continue to look at the tribe's gaming records. The tribe operated a casino with Class III games...

Alabama sues to block Poarch Creek Class III gaming

Alabama sues to block Poarch Creek Class III gaming (April 9, 2008)

Correction: Alabama is in the 11th Circuit, not the 5th Circuit. Alabama Attorney General Troy King sued the Interior Department on Tuesday to block Class III gaming for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Alabama refuses to negotiate a compact...

Kickapoo Tribe appeals to Supreme Court

Kickapoo Tribe appeals to Supreme Court (February 27, 2008)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Indian gaming case The tribe has been trying to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with Texas. But state officials have refused. So the tribe turned...

5th Circuit won't rehear Class III procedures case

5th Circuit won't rehear Class III procedures case (December 4, 2007)

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider its ruling that invalidated the Interior Department's authority to issue Class III secretarial procedures. In August, a three-judge panel of the court blocked Interior from allowing the Kickapoo Tribe of...

Florida threatens suit over Class III procedures

Florida threatens suit over Class III procedures (November 8, 2007)

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said he will sue the Interior Department if it issues Class III procedures for the Seminole Tribe. McCollum cited a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that invalidated the Class III secretarial procedures. He...

Editorial: Class III gaming rules case helps Florida

Editorial: Class III gaming rules case helps Florida (September 27, 2007)

"As Gov. Charlie Crist quietly negotiates with the Seminole Tribe on a deal that could open Las Vegas-style gaming at seven tribal casinos, Florida's horse and dog tracks are champing at the bit. If the governor allows Las Vegas-style slots...

Texas cheers ruling against Kickapoo gaming

Texas cheers ruling against Kickapoo gaming (August 21, 2007)

Officials in Texas praised a federal court ruling that blocks the Kickapoo Tribe from Class III gaming without a state compact. The state has refused to negotiate a compact. The Interior Department said it would step in and allow the...