Tribal Amicus Brief Supporting Kickapoo v. Texas Cert Petition

Several tribes — Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Coquille Indian Tribe, Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe — filed a joint amicus brief supporting the Kickapoo Tribe’s cert petition over the Secretarial procedures for establishing Class III gaming compacts, a rule struck down by the Fifth Circuit a few months ago. Here is the Tribal Amicus Brief. Here is the link to the Kickapoo cert petition. The State’s cert opposition is due later this month.

It is significant, of course, that the United States did not file a cert petition.

2 thoughts on “Tribal Amicus Brief Supporting Kickapoo v. Texas Cert Petition

  1. Julie Wilkerson April 4, 2008 / 4:21 pm

    It is disappointing that the United States failed to participate in this proceeding. The states are now able to violate federal law without any threat of consequences.

  2. Margo Tamez December 13, 2008 / 8:16 pm

    Hello Turtle Talk staffers,

    I would like to send you information regarding an upcoming press advisory/release related to a scheduled national telephonic press conference discussing Eloisa G. Tamez v. Michael Chertoff (DHS) et al. To whom would I address our news alert, and can you provide me with the email address for further news on our case which may be of interest to your readers?

    Many thanks
    Margo Tamez
    Co-Founder, Lipan Apache Women Defense

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