Additional Amended Final Judgments in Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Case

Here are the additional materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.):

201 Amended Final Judgment

205 State Motion to Amend

207 Tribe Motion to Stay Judgment

208 Opposition to 205

215 Second Amended Judgment

217 Opposition to 207

218 DCT Order Denying 207

221 Tribe Motion to Amend

227 State Response

230 Third Amended Judgment

Prior post here.

Interior & Spokane Tribe Prevail over Spokane County & Kalispel Tribe re: Spokane Casino

Here are the materials in Kalispel Tribe of Indians v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Wash.):

79 Kalispe MSJ

82 Spokane County MSJ

96 Spokane Tribe Cross MSJ

98 DOI Cross MSJ

113 Kalispel Reply

114 Spokane County Reply

115 Spokane Tribe Reply

116 DOI Reply

118 DCT Order

We posted the complaint here.

Federal Judge Issues Final Judgment for Town of Aquinnah on Remand from First Circuit

Here are the materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.):

181 Town Motion for Final Judgment

183 Community Assn Motion

185 Tribe Opposition

196 Tribe Surreply

197 Community Assn Reply

198 State Brief

200 DCT Order

Readers might recall that the circuit instructed the district court to “ent[er] judgment in favor of the Tribe” (link to panel materials here). Here is the district court’s answer to that order:

In summary, the Tribe could have appealed those portions of the judgment that provided that it must comply with state and local permitting and other regulatory  requirements. Instead, it only appealed those portions addressing gaming issues. An amended final judgment in favor of the Tribe as to the gaming issues is of course required. The remainder of the judgment, however, will be reinstated in substance. If the Tribe seeks to construct and operate a gaming facility, it need not comply with state and local gaming laws, but it must comply with all state and local laws and regulations of general applicability to the construction and operation of a commercial building.

Texas Federal Court Grants Texas/AG Summary Judgment against Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Counterclaims

Here are updated materials in State of Texas v. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (W.D. Tex.):

83 Tribe Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint

86 Texas Response

87 Answer + Counterclaims

90 Reply

97 Texas Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims

98 Tribe Response

99 Reply

115 DCT Order

121 First Amended Counterclaims

146 Texas Motion for Summary Judgment

147 Texas AG Motion for Summary Judgment

153 Tribe Response to Texas AG

154 Tribe Response to Texas

157 Texas Reply

158 Texas AG Reply

176 DCT Order on MSJ re Counterclaims

Reflecting On 30 Years of IGRA


You are cordially invited to join the National Indian Gaming Commission as the agency reflects on 30 years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

NIGC Leadership will share remarks, have an open Q&A session with the public, & host a panel discussion with former NIGC Chairs.

Due to space limitations please RSVP as soon as possible. Please RSVP intent to attend via email with full names of attendees, organization & form of attendance (in-person or virtually) to Rita Homa at no later than Monday, October 1st, 2018.

Where: NIGC Headquarters, 90 K Street, N.E., Suite 200,

Washington, D.C. 20002 or virtually

When:    Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Time:      2:30-4:30 p.m.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Appeal of Individual Picayune Rancheria Members

Here is the unpublished opinion in State of California v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.


opening brief

state answer brief

tribe answer brief

reply brief

Lower court materials.

Texas Federal Court Refuses to Enjoin Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Bingo

Here are the materials in State of Texas v. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (W.D. Tex.):

9 texas motion for pi

17 tribe response

18 reply

54 tribe supplemental memo re cause of action

59 texas supplemental brief

64 magistrate report

67 tribe objection

68 texas objections

77 dct order

Alabama Supreme Court Rejects Tribal Immunity Defense in Two of Three Cases against Poarch Band Creek

Here are the opinions:

2017.09.29 – Harrison opinion


Harrison Brief


2017.09.29 – Rape opinion

We posted some briefs on the Rape case here. Additional materials here:

Tribe Brief


2017.09.29 – Wilkes opinion


Wilkes Brief

Tribe Brief