Second Circuit Rejects MGM Challenge to Connecticut Gaming Law
Here are the materials in MGM Resorts International v. Malloy:
E.D. Okla. Rules in Favor of Cherokee Nation and Remands UKB Trust Application
Download the documents and materials in the matter of The Cherokee Nation v. Jewell et al, 14-cv-00428 (E.D. Okla. May 31, 2017):
- Doc. 67 – Plaintiff’s Merits Brief
- Doc. 77 – Intervenor-Defendants’ Response Merits Brief
- Doc. 78 – Cherokee Nation Reply Brief
- Doc. 79-1 – Federal Defendants’ Response Merits Brief
- Doc. 80 – Order
The Court ruled a 2011 BIA decision approving an amended land into trust application of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee was arbitrary and capricious. On remand, the BIA must obtain Cherokee Nation’s consent to the application per its treaty rights over former reservation land, give full consideration to the jurisdictional conflicts between Cherokee Nation and UKB, the resulting administrative burdens on the BIA, and the effects of Carcieri.
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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization
Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch
Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” at the Department of the Interior.
- Thursday, May 25, 2017
- 1:30-3:15PM PDT
- Hilton DoubleTree Lloyd Center, Portland OR
- In conjunction with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Mid-Year
- Thursday, June 1, 2017
- 8:30AM-12:00PM MST
- Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017
- 8:30AM-12:00PM CDT
- Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel, Prior Lake MN
- Thursday, June 8, 2017
- 8:30AM-12:00PM MDT
- Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City SD
- Monday, June 12, 2017
- 1:00PM-2:45PM EDT
- Mohegan Sun, Uncasville CT
- In conjunction with the NCAI Mid-Year Conference
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
- 8:30PM-12:00PM CDT
- Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa OK
American Indian tribe fights Texas to keep bingo center open
From the AP:
Ho-Chunk Nation’s Wittenberg Expansion Facts
Tribe Notifies State of Wisconsin of Intent to Withhold Revenue Sharing Payment
Download(PDF): Letter of Notification
From the Tribe:
The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe announced today that it has notified the State of Wisconsin of its intent to withhold its revenue sharing payment of $923,000 due to the State’s violation of its gaming compact with the tribe.
The State is in violation of two sections of its compact with the Stockbridge-Munsee by:
- Allowing the Ho-Chunk Nation to unlawfully operate its Wittenberg Casino on lands not eligible for Indian gaming under IGRA since 2008.
- Allowing the Ho-Chunk Nation to operate the Wittenberg Casino beyond the scope permitted in Ho-Chunk Nation’s gaming compact with the State since 2008.
More information and supporting documents can be found on the tribal website.
California Indian Law Association CLE Webinar November 30
Please join CILA for its CLE webinar hosted in partnership with Ceiba Legal, LLP on November 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
The webinar is titled “Born Again Compacts: How an Evolution in the Definition of ‘Gaming Facilities’ May Lead to a More Intelligent Design of Intergovernmental Agreements,” and will feature a discussion of the following topics:
- Kevin Washburn’s recent journal article entitled “Recurring Issues in Indian Gaming Compact Approval,” including a general overview of allowable topics for negotiation under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act;
- How ancillary facilities such as hotels have been impermissibly included in compacts and county intergovernmental agreements;
- Recent California trends related to ancillary facilities and how practitioners can use these new trends to their advantage when negotiating or renegotiating intergovernmental agreements; and
- The unique ethical issues faced by attorneys when negotiating the best deal for the tribal client may set negative precedent for Indian Country.
Participants will receive 1 CLE credit.
Registration is free for CILA members and non-members may register for $50.00. The $50.00 registration fee includes CILA membership from October 2016 to October 2017.
Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Sault Tribe Didn’t Waive Immunity
Earlier, the federal district court had held the federal bankruptcy act doesn’t abrogate tribal sovereign immunity.
Here are the materials in In re Greektown Holdings LLC (E.D. Mich. Bkrcy.):
14th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit
The conference is December 8-9 in Seattle.
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