Category Archives: economic development

Sequoia Capital Operations LLC v. Gingras Cert Petition [Chippewa-Cree Sovereign Lending]

Here: petitionforwritofcertiorari-3.pdf Question presented: Where an arbitration agreement contains a separate “delegation provision” that reserves for an arbitrator the authority to decide any disputes concerning arbitrability, does Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act require a court to decide any … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Big Sandy Rancheria’s Challenge to State Tax Laws

Here are the materials in Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Becerra (E.D. Cal.): 1-complaint-6.pdf 10-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf 11-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf 13-first-amended-complaint-2.pdf 15-1-state-ag-mtd.pdf 16-1-state-treasury-mtd.pdf 20-tribe-response-to-16.pdf 21-tribe-response-to-15.pdf 23-state-tax-dept-reply.pdf 24-state-ag-reply.pdf 44-dct-order.pdf

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Eighth Circuit Decides Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr]

Here. Excerpt: A dispute over the practice of flaring natural gas from oil wells fuels the legal controversy in this case: the scope of Native American tribal court authority over  nonmembers. Several members of the MHA Nation sued numerous non-tribal oil … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal of Environmental Challenge to Four Corners Power Plant

Here is the opinion in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Briefs here.

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Secretary of Labor v. Red Lake Nation Fisheries, Inc. [OSHA]

Here is the decision: rl-osha-decision-18-0934-1.pdf

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Federal Court Enjoins HUD’s New National Down Payment Assistance Rule

Here are the materials in Cedar Band of Paiutes v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (D. Utah): 59-1-state-amicus-brief.pdf 69-hud-opposition.pdf 72-industry-amicus-brief.pdf 73-reply-in-support-of-motion-for-pi.pdf News article explaining the injunction here. We posted the complaint and the motion here.

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Conflict on Mauna A Wakea

Hawaii News Now Video ‘Conflict of Mauna Kea,’ a timeline exploring the history of tension over the Thirty Meter Telescope. Updates here. Office of Hawaiian Affairs Mauna Kea. OHA testimony on the Mauna Kea admin rules. Draft rules from UH. … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Favors Tribal Immunity in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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California COA Opinion in People ex rel. Becerra v. Native Wholesale Supply

Here: People ex rel Becerra v NWS Briefs: Appellant Brief State Answer Brief Reply

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Allergan/St. Regis Mohawk v. Teva Pharma

Here is the order list. Here is the petition page.

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