Category Archives: Indian gaming

Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Bernhardt Cert Petition [Chickasaw Gaming]

Here is the petition captioned Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke [but presumably will switch to Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Bernhardt]: Companche v Zinke Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the “former reservation” exception permitting lands acquired by the United … Continue reading

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New Mexico Pueblos Prevail in Revenue Sharing Dispute with State [Free Play]

Here are the materials in Pueblo of Isleta v. Lujan Grisham (D.N.M.): 55 State MSJ 58 Pueblo Response 62 State Reply 67-1 Santa Ana Pueblo et al MSJ 68 Isleta Pueblo et al MSJ 71 State Response to 68 72 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Issues Order in Council Bluffs v. DOI [Ponca Tribe]

Here are the materials in City of Council Bluffs v. United States Department of Interior (S.D. Iowa): 1 Complaint 13 Iowa Complaint 14 Nebraska Complaint 22-1 Council Bluffs MSJ 35-1 NIGC Cross MSJ 49 Ponca Amicus Brief 50 Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cert Petition [Bankruptcy Code + Sovereign Immunity]

Here: buchwald cert petition Question presented: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes. Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Decides Chemehuevi Tribe v. Newsom [gaming compact dispute]

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Texas over Alabama-Coushatta Tribe on Gaming

Here is the opinion in State of Texas v. Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. Briefs and lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Affirms Conviction and Sentence for Marijuana Possession on Indian Casino Property

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States v. Bullcoming.

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Materials (so far) in Challenge to Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria Trust Land Acquisition

Here are the materials in Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova LLC v. United States Department of the Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 23 Response 24 Reply 28 DCT Order

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Split Sixth Circuit Panel Confirms Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Act Proceedings

Here is the opinion in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. Briefs: buchwald-brief.pdf sault-tribe-brief.pdf buchwald-reply.pdf Lower court materials and prior posts here.

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Washington Appellate Court Holds Tribal Gaming Commission Immune from Suit

Here are the materials in Long v. Snoqualmie Gaming Commission (Wash. Ct. App.): opinion.pdf appellant-brief.pdf appellee-brief.pdf reply-2.pdf

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