Category Archives: fee to trust

Tenth Circuit Affirms Interior’s Decision to Acquire Trust Land for United Keetoowah Band

Here is the opinion in Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt. Briefs: federal-appellant-brief.pdf ukb-opening-brief.pdf cherokee-nation-answer-brief.pdf federal-reply.pdf ukb-reply.pdf lower court materials here.

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Additional Amended Final Judgments in Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Case

Here are the additional materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 201 Amended Final Judgment 205 State Motion to Amend 207 Tribe Motion to Stay Judgment 208 Opposition to 205 215 Second Amended … Continue reading

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South Dakota Challenge to Rosebud Trust Land Acquisition Rejected

Here is the opinion in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (IBIA).

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Summary Judgment Motions in Stand Up v. Interior [Wilton Rancheria]

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): 57 Motion to Supplement Record 59 Tribe Opposition 60 DOI Opposition 61 Reply 62 DCT Order Denying Motion to Supplement Record 70 Second Motion to Compel … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior [Challenge to IRA Section 5]

Here: Opening Brief DOI Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Sault Tribe Moves for Summary Judgment in Its Off-Rez Fee to Trust Claim

Here is the pleading in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 43 Sault Tribe MSJ Case tag here.

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Timbisha Shoshone Tribe Sue under Homeland Act

Here is the complaint in Timbisha Shoshone Tribe v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 1-complaint-2.pdf

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NIGC Affirms Approval of Ponca Tribe’s Gaming Ordinance on Remand from Federal Court

Here is the order in In re: Gaming Ordinance of Ponca Tribe of Nebraska: Revised Amendment to FDO – Ponca NE The earlier federal court materials are here.

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Tribes and Detroit Casinos Allowed to Intervene in Sault Tribe Suit over Lansing and Wayne County Off-Rez Gaming Applications

Here are the materials so far in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Solicitor Opinion on Bay Mills 1-2 Wayne County Application 1-3 Lansing Application 1-4 Supplemental Materials 1-5 Jan 2017 Interior Letter … Continue reading

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Bethany C. Sullivan & Jennifer L. Turner on Carcieri

Bethany C. Sullivan and Jennifer L. Turner have published “Enough Is Enough: Ten Years of Carcieri v. Salazar” in the Public Land & Resources Law Review. Here is the abstract: Ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court issued its watershed decision … Continue reading

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