Oklahoma SCT Declares Gov. Stitt’s Gaming Compacts with UKB and Kialegee are Invalid

Here is the opinion in Treat v. Stitt.

Briefs:

Petitioner’s Brief

Response Brief

Petitioner’s Reply Brief

An excerpt:

Petitioners, the Honorable Greg Treat, Senate President Pro Tempore, and the Honorable Charles McCall, Speaker of the House, request the Court to assume original jurisdiction to declare that the new tribal gaming compacts between the State and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and between the State and the Kialegee Tribal Town are invalid under Oklahoma law. The Court assumes original jurisdiction. Okla. Const. art. VII, § 4. The Court invokes its publici juris doctrine to assume original jurisdiction here as Petitioners have presented this Court with an issue of public interest in urgent need of judicial determination. Fent v. Contingency Review Bd.2007 OK 27, ¶ 11, 163 P.3d 512, 521. The Court grants the declaratory relief sought by Petitioners, as the Executive branch did not validly enter into the new tribal gaming compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Kialegee Tribal Town. Ethics Comm’n of State of Okla. v. Cullison1993 OK 37, ¶ 4, 850 P.2d 1069, 1072.

Federal Court Dismisses Tort Claim against Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Gaming Company

Here are the materials in Nguyen v. Cache Creek Resort Casino (E.D. Cal.):

1 Complaint

24 Motion to Dismiss

25 Opposition

28 Reply

29 Motion for Sanctions

31 Magistrate Report

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

Appendix

Lower court materials here and here.

Update in Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians v. Dept. of the Interior

Here are updated materials in Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):

34 DCt Order on Supplementing Admin Record

37 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Motion for Reconsideration

38 Opposition

39 Reply

40 DCT Order Denying Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Motion

Prior post here.

Materials in Suit against Caesars [Rincon Band]

Here are the materials so far in Pilant v. Caesars Entertainment Services Inc. (S.D. Cal.):

1 Notice of Removal

1-5 Complaint

3-1 Motion to Dismiss

4 Response

5 Reply

6 DCT Order

An excerpt:

This matter is before the Court on a motion by specially appearing Defendants Caesars Enterprise Services, LLC (“CES”) and Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“CEI”) to dismiss the complaint for failure to join an indispensable party and for lack of personal jurisdiction. The motion has been fully briefed, and the Courtdeems it suitable for submission without oral argument. As discussed below, the motion to dismiss for failure to join an indispensable party is denied and the motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction is granted in part and denied in part.

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