Category Archives: fee to trust

Federal Court Overturns Santa Ynez Band Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Crawford-Hall v. United States (C.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 1-1 FONSI 1-2 BIA Pacific Region Notice of Decision 1-3 BIA Decision 1-4 Exhibit A 28-1 US Motion for Partial Dismiss 31 Opposition 35 Reply 39 US … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Decides Comanche Nation v. Zinke [Chickasaw Trust Land Acquisition]

Here is the unpublished order. Briefs here. Lower court materials here.

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Interior Decision on Samish Fee to Trust Acquisition

Here: 2018-11-09-final-ftt-decision-reg-dir1.pdf 2018-11-09-attachment-1-to-ftt-dec-samish-carcieri-analysis.pdf

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Opposition Briefs in Stand Up For California v. Dept. of Interior

Here: North Fork Rancheria Opposition Brief US Opposition Brief UPDATE 12/12/18): Reply Cert petition here.

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Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit I 1-2 Exhibit II 1-3 Exhibit III 1-4 Exhibit IV 1-5 Exhibit V 1-6 Exhibit VI Interior denial letter here. Lansing … Continue reading

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US Prevails in Challenge to Santa Ynez Band Trust Land Acquisition

Here are the materials in Geyser v. United States (C.D. Cal.): 27-1 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 28-1 US Motion for Summary J 29 Plaintiffs Reply 30 US Reply 32 DCT Order Prior post here.

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter Regarding Alaska Land into Trust Consultations

Here. The letter is dated July 2–sorry for the delay in posting. Public Meeting Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Juneau, AK Tribal Consultation Friday, August 3, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3 :00 p.m. Ketchikan, AK ANC … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to IRA Section 5 [fee to trust statute]

Here are the materials in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 36-1 club one casino motion for summary j 37-1 doi motion for summary j 38 club one reply 39 doi reply 40 dct order Prior post … Continue reading

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Stand Up For California v. Dept. of Interior Cert Petition

Here: sufc cert petition Questions presented: 1. This case presents the question whether the Secretary may conclude that a casino “would not be detrimental to the surrounding community” despite uncontroverted evidence the casino will have unmitigated detrimental impacts to the community. … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Land-Trust Case Raises Red Flags Across Indian Country”

Here.

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