California Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Ione Band Miwok Gaming Ordinance

Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. National Indian Gaming Commission (E.D. Cal.):

California Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Secretarial Procedures for Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria

Here are the materials in Cal-PAC Rancho Cordova LLP v. Dept. of the Interior (E.D. Cal.):

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California


State Opening Brief

Counties Amicus Brief

Union Amicus Brief

Answer Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief


Lower court materials here.

Federal Court (again) Rejects Stand Up’s Claims against Interior and North Fork Rancheria

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.):


77-1 Interior MSJ

79 Tribe MSJ

80 SUFC Opposition

81 Interior Reply

81 Tribe Reply

89 DCT Order

Prior posts here and here.

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Club One Casino v. Haaland

Here is today’s order list.

Here are the cert stage briefs in Club One.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Big Sandy’s Effort to Avoid State Cigarette Taxes

Here is the opinion in Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Bonta.


Big Sandy Opening Brief

California Brief


Lower court materials here.

California Tribes With IGRA Good Faith Negotiation Suit against State

Here are the materials in Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California (E.D. Cal.):

25 Second Amended Complaint

35-1 Tribe Motion for Summary Judgment

38-1 State Motion for Summary Judgment

41 Tribe Opposition

42 State Opposition

43 State Reply

44 Tribe Reply

77 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Update (5/30/21):

79-1 State Motion for Stay

87 Opposition

88 Reply

90 DCT Order

Materials in Buena Vista Rancheria Tax Suit against Amador County

Here are the materials so far in Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians v. Amador County (E.D. Cal.):

5 Amended Complaint

9 Motion to Dismiss 12b1

10 Motion to Dismiss Forum Non Convenienz

11 Motion to Dismiss 12b6

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Suit by Group of Jamul Indian Village Descendants, Issues Show Cause Order on Sanctions

Here are the materials in Rosales v. United States (E.D. Cal.):

1 Complaint

7 Notice of Related Cases

8 Objections to 7

19-1 Motion to Dismiss

22 Opposition

26 Reply

28 DCT Order

Posts on prior cases are here and here.

Pit River Tribe Suit against BLM Leases Survives (Mostly) Motions to Dismiss

Here are the materials in Pit River Tribe v. BLM (E.D. Cal.):

63 First Amended Complaint

64 BLM Motion to Dismiss

67 Calpine Motion to Dismiss

75 Opposition

76 BLM Reply

77 Calpine Reply

79 DCT Order