California SCT Decides United Auburn Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Newsom

Here is the opinion:

S238544

An excerpt:

This is a case about how California law applies to the delicate juncture of executive power, federalism, and tribal sovereignty. Under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA; 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.), the United States Secretary of the Interior (Interior Secretary) may permit casino-style gaming on certain land taken into federal trust for an Indian tribe, so long as the Governor of the state where the land is located concurs. But nowhere in the California Constitution is the Governor granted explicit authority to concur in this cooperative-federalism scheme. We must decide whether the
Governor nonetheless has the authority to concur in the Interior Secretary’s determination to allow gaming on tribal trust land in California.

What we hold is that California law empowers the Governor to concur.

Briefs here.

California SCT Briefs in United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Newsom

S238544 – UNITED AUBURN INDIAN COMMUNITY OF THE AUBURN RANCHERIA v. NEWSOM
(Groban, J., not participating, Fybel, J., assigned justice pro tempore)

  1. Appellant’s Petition for ReviewPDF file type icon Filed on November 22, 2016
  2. Appellant’s Request for Judicial NoticePDF file type icon Filed on November 22, 2016
  3. Appellant’s Request for Judicial NoticePDF file type icon Filed on December 14, 2016
  4. Appellant’s Opening Brief on the MeritsPDF file type icon Filed on March 27, 2017
  5. Appellant’s Request for Judicial NoticePDF file type icon Filed on March 28, 2017
  6. Respondent’s Answer Brief on the MeritsPDF file type icon Filed on June 26, 2017
  7. Appellant’s Reply Brief on the MeritsPDF file type icon Filed on August 23, 2017
  8. Amicus Curiae Brief of The Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California and The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian CommunityPDF file type icon Filed on September 28, 2017
  9. Amicus Curiae Brief of Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi IndiansPDF file type icon Filed on October 10, 2017
  10. Amicus Curiae Brief of North Fork Rancheria of Mono IndiansPDF file type icon Filed on October 10, 2017
  11. Amicus Curiae Brief of Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria, California,PDF file type icon Filed on October 10, 2017
  12. Amicus Curiae Brief of Stand Up For California!PDF file type icon Filed on October 10, 2017
  13. Respondent’s Response to Amicus Curiae BriefPDF file type icon Filed on December 8, 2017
  14. Respondent’s Supplemental BriefPDF file type icon Filed on May 22, 2020

Video.

https://jcc.granicus.com/player/clip/1584?meta_id=50863