Federal Court Sets Seneca Member’s Tax Case for Trial

Here are the materials in Perkins v. United States (W.D.N.Y.):

60-1 US Motion for Summary J

62 Perkins Motion for Summary J

71 US Response

72 Perkins Response

77 US Reply

78 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief

78-1 Seneca Nation Amicus Brief

79 Perkins Reply

80 US Motion to Strike Amicus Brief

84 Magistrate Report

85 US Objection

86 Perkins Objection

90 US Response

91 Perkins Response

92 US Reply

96 Perkins Supplemental Brief

99 US Response to 96

100 DCT Order

Parallel Tax Court materials here.

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tax Case

Here is today’s order list.

Cert stage materials in Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

Arizona Administrative Appeals Board Finds Tax Immunity for Indian-Owned Business at Salt River

Here is the opinion in On-Auk-More Trade Center LLC and State of Arizona E S A Tax Unit:

2020-05-20 – OAMTC Opinion3224

Cert Petition in Oklahoma Gaming Machines Tax Case

Here is the petition in Rogers County Board of Tax Roll Corrections v. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.:

20200514142407520_Petition for Writ of Certiorari

20200514142428474_Appendix for Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Question presented:

Whether a generally applicable state ad valorem tax, as assessed against personal property owned by a non-Indian, out-of-state corporate entity and leased to a tribe for use in its casino operations, is preempted by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the Court’s “particularized inquiry” balancing test, see White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker, 448 U.S. 136 (1980), where the tax does not infringe on any federal regulatory purpose contained in the IGRA, the tax does not interfere with any tribal sovereignty interests, and the tax supports relevant and important government interests, such as law enforcement, schools and health services.

Lower court decision here.

South Dakota Cert Petition in IGRA Preemption Case [updated with cert stage materials]

Here is the petition in Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe:

noem-v-flandreau-cert-petition.pdf

appendix-2.pdf

BIO

Reply

Question presented:

Does the  Bracker test currently serve as a consistent and predictable rule of law in light of the exponential expansion of Indian gaming since 1988 and the fiscal demands the industry now places on state budgets?

Lower court materials here.

California COA Permits Possessory Tax on Leased Trust and Allotment Lands

Here are the materials in Herpel v. County of Riverside:

Opinion

Appellant Brief

Respondent Brief

Reply

Trial Court Order

Native Wholesale Supply v. California ex rel. Becerra Cert Petition

Here:

Native Wholesale Petition

Appendix

Questions presented:

1. Whether a contract for the purchase of goods entered into, and fully performed by, an Indian Tribe outside the exterior boundaries of the state in which the Tribe’s reservation is located can constitutionally subject the out of state vendor to the specific personal jurisdiction of the buyer’s state, under state laws purporting to regulate the sale of those goods in the buyer’s state.
2. Whether a state has specific personal jurisdiction to regulate a purchase of goods contract between an Indian on an Indian reservation outside the state and an Indian Tribe located within the state’s boundaries when the contract is performed on the
out of state Indian reservation.
3. Whether there is a constitutional or statutory right afforded to an Indian of one tribe to conduct business free from state regulation with an Indian of a different tribe, both of which are located in Indian country, under the Indian Commerce Clause.
4. Whether a tribally chartered corporation wholly owned by a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe is an Indian for purposes of the protections afforded to Indians under federal law.

Lower court materials here.

Update:

Brief in Opposition