Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. National Indian Gaming Commission (E.D. Cal.):
Ione Band of Miwok Indians
Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Ione Casino Challenges
Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke:
Ione adv No Casino – 9th Circuit – Order Denying No Casino Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc filed 01-11-2018
Ione Band Response [No Casino]
Here are the materials in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior:
Ione adv Amador County – 9th Circuit – Order Denying County Petition for Rehearing En Banc filed 01-11-2018
Amador County En Banc Petition
Panel materials in both cases here.
Interior Prevails in Defense of Ione Band Trust Land Acquisition in Ninth Circuit
Here is the opinion in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior. UPDATE: And the unpublished opinion in No Casino in Plymouth v. Zinke.
This case involves a dispute over a proposed casino in Amador County, California. Plaintiff, the County of Amador (“County”), challenges a 2012 record of decision (“ROD”) issued by the United States Department of the Interior (“Interior”) in which the agency announced its intention to take land into trust for the benefit of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians (“Ione Band” or “Band”). The ROD also allowed the Ione Band to build a casino complex and conduct gaming on the land once it is taken into trust. Reviewing Interior’s decision under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), we conclude that the agency did not err. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s award of summary judgment to Interior and the Ione Band.
Ninth Circuit Argument Video in Appeals in Challenge to Ione Band Gaming Related Trust Acquisition
Ninth Circuit Briefs in County of Amador v. DOI & No Casino in Plymouth v. Jewell
Here are the briefs in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior:
Other briefs TK
Here are the briefs in No Casino in Plymouth v. Jewell:
Lower court materials for both cases here.
Interior Prevails in Two Challenges to Ione Band Trust Acquisition
Here are the materials in No Casino in Plymouth v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.):
72-1 No Casino in Plymouth Motion for Summary J
91-1 Ione Band Motion for Summary J
93 No Casino in Plymouth Opposition
93-2 No Casino in Plymouth Reply
Here are the materials in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.):
65 County Motion for Summary J
82 Ione Band Motion for Summary J
Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in County of Amador v. Dept. of Interior
Interior Issues Decisions on Two Gaming Applications
County of Amador v. USDOI Materials
The Bush administration is facing tribal criticism for its land-into-trust policies but officials have at least one court victory under their belts.
In a 16-page decision issued last Thursday, a federal judge in California dismissed a suit against Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Assistant Secretary Carl Artman. The two officials were accused of violating federal law with a legal opinion that said the Ione Band of Miwok Indians could open a casino in Amador County.
Here are the briefs:
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