Club One Casino v. Bernhardt Cert Petition [North Fork Rancheria]

Here is the petition in Club One Casino Inc. v. Bernhardt:

Club One Petition for Writ of Certiorari


Lower court materials here and here.

Administrative Law Review Podcast on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Federal Recognition Struggle


On today’s episode of A Hard Look, a Junior Staffer on ALR, Olivia Miller, joins host, Sarah Knarzer, and Professor Matthew Fletcher to discuss the tribal recognition process and the barriers it poses to tribes across the United States, and in particular the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Earlier this year, and in the middle of a surging coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced its intention to revoke the Mashpee Wampanoag’s land from its federal trust. This action is only a continuation of the Mashpee Wampanoag’s four hundred year struggle for tribal survival, dating back to the origins of the Thanksgiving myth.

Olivia and Professor Fletcher discuss Olivia’s comment, which she wrote as part of ALR’s comment writing process, to identify why the tribal recognition process is such a difficult, expensive, and frustrating administrative process for tribes who want and need to be federally recognized.

Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Interior Trust Acquisition of Land for Wyandotte Nation in Kansas

Here are the materials in State of Kansas v. Bernhardt (D. Kan.):

1 Complaint

14 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

19 Response

21 Reply

22 DCT Order

Federal Court Holds Buena Vista Rancheria is Beneficiary of Mandatory Trust Acquisition Provision of Hardwick Settlement

Here are the materials in Hardwick v. United States (N.D. Cal.):

364 Motion to Enforce Judgment

381 US Opposition

385 Reply

391 DCT Order

Update (1/27/21):

392 DCT Order Denying Sanctions

Update in Cherokee Nations’ Challenge to Catawba Trust Land Acquisition

Here are updated materials in Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):

41 EBCA Amended Complaint

42 CNO Amended Complaint in Intervention

52 ECBI-CNO Consolidated Motion for Summary Judgment

53 US Motion for Summary Judgment

55 Catawba Motion for Summary Judgment

Prior post here.

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Sault Tribe Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Dispute

Here are the briefs (so far) in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt:

US Opening Brief

Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi + Saginaw Chippewa Brief

Detroit Casinos Brief

Sault Tribe Brief

Law Prof Amicus Brief

Detroit Casinos Reply

Joint Tribal Reply

US Reply

Lower court materials here.