Cayuga Nation Prevails over Village in Gaming Case

Here is the opinion in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):


Briefs here.

Update in Cayuga Nation Gaming Dispute with Village of Union Springs

Here are updated pleadings in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):










Prior posts here.

Second Circuit Briefs in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner


Appellant Brief

Appellee Brief

Lower court materials here and here.

Update in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner

Here are more materials in the case captioned Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (N.D. N.Y.):

38 DCT Order Denying Unity Council Motion to Intervene

41 Plaintiffs Reply in Support of PI

42 Plaintiffs Response to Tanner Motion to Dismiss

50 DCT Order Dismissing Claims

52-1 Motion for Reconsideration

60 Tanner Opposition

61 Plaintiffs Reply

Apparently, the Halftown faction (the plaintiffs here) is continuing the fight for gaming, while the Unity Council group has been dismissed from the case. We posted materials on this case here.

Materials in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner

Originally filed by Clint Halftown’s group against the Village of Union Springs to enjoin the village’s effort to regulate Class II bingo; now a challenge to the Halftown group by the Cayuga Nation Unity Council. News coverage here.

Here are the materials:

1 Complaint

5-1 Motion for PI

7 DCT Show Cause Order

27 Cayuga Nation Unity Council Motion to Intervene

28 Cayuga Nation Unity Council Motion to Dismiss

32 Defendants Cross-Motion to Dismiss

33 Plaintiffs Response

The IBIA decision on the Cayuga leadership dispute is here.

A state court decision on the leadership dispute is here.

Larry Echohawk Confirmed as Assistant Secretary

Thanks to Patrick — here is the link.


The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the
Senate during the current congress. Nominations flagged with an asterisk
were approved subject to the nominee’s commitment to respond to requests
to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the
Senate. The nominations are listed to reverse chronological order based
on the date of confirmation.

May 19, 2009

Larry J. Echo Hawk, of Utah, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

NYTs on Larry Echohawk Nomination

From the NYTs:

President Obama nominated an American Indian who had been the attorney general of Idaho to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The nominee, Larry EchoHawk, is a law professor at Brigham Young University and a member of the Pawnee tribe. The agency manages 66 million acres of land and oversees Indian schools and other programs. Mr. Obama last month nominated Yvette Roubideaux as director of the Indian Health Service, a part of the Health and Human Services Department.