Sault Tribe En Banc Petition in Trust Land Acquisition Case

Here is the petition in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland:

Panel stage materials here.

Saint Mary’s [i.e. Sault Sainte Marie] Canal celebration, reviewing stand and Indian village

Michigan Federal Court Declines to Enjoin State Court Action against Kewadin Casinos [Sault Tribe]

Here are the updated materials in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

Prior post here.

Law360 reports the state court held the tribe in contempt for failure to respond to discovery requests. Everyone’s got a litigation strategy, I guess. You can watch the hearing below.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Sault Tribe Sues Lansing Casino Development Partner in Federal Court to Stop State Court Action that is Apparent Repeat of Prior Federal Court Action

Here are the materials so far in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Turn-Key Agreement

1-3 Amended Agreement

1-4 NIGC Letter

1-5 State Court Complaint

1-6 State Court Motion for Contempt

1-7 State Court Hearing Transcript on Motion to Dismiss

1-8 State Court Motion to Compel

1-9 State Court Denying Summary Disposition for Kewadin

1-10 State Court Order Denying Motion to Dismiss by Kewadin

1-11 State Court Order re Discovery Motion

1-12 State Court Order to Show Cause

1-13 State Court Motion to Dismiss

1-14 State Court Response to Discovery Motion

3 Motion for TRO

It woulda been pretty.

Prior federal court suit here.

Last Friday’s D.C. Circuit opinion explains one of the many reasons the Lansing casino project died.

 

Split D.C. Circuit Rules against Sault Tribe in Mandatory Trust Acquisition Appeal [“shall” does not mean “shall”]

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland.

Briefs here.

For commentary on legal analysis by reading the dictionary, see Joseph Kimball’s work on the Michigan Supreme Court’s use of dictionaries.

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Federal Court Dismisses Gaming Developer’s Contract Breach Claim Arising from Failed Lansing Casino Proposal

Here are the materials in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (W.D. Mich.):

21 Reply

32 DCT Order re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

34 JLLJ Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

35 Kewadin Casinos Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

39 DCT Order

Prior post with earlier briefs here.

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Sault Tribe Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Dispute

Here are the briefs (so far) in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt:

US Opening Brief

Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi + Saginaw Chippewa Brief

Detroit Casinos Brief

Sault Tribe Brief

Law Prof Amicus Brief

Detroit Casinos Reply

Joint Tribal Reply

US Reply

Lower court materials here.

Casino Development Firm Sues Sault Tribe over Lansing and Wayne County Gaming Proposals [updates]

Here is the complaint in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (W.D. Mich.):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Update:

14-1 Gaming Authority Motion to Dismiss

19 Response

Sault Tribe Prevails over Interior over Interpretation of Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

opinion-1.pdf

Case tag here.

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Sault Tribe Moves for Summary Judgment in Its Off-Rez Fee to Trust Claim

Here are the pleadings in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

43 Sault Tribe MSJ

45 Detroit Casinos MSJ

48 NHBP MSJ50 SCIT MSJ

54 Interior MSJ

56 Sault Tribe Reply

60 Detroit Casinos Reply

61 SCIT Reply

62 Interior Reply

63 NHBP Reply

Case tag here.

Tribes and Detroit Casinos Allowed to Intervene in Sault Tribe Suit over Lansing and Wayne County Off-Rez Gaming Applications

Here are the materials so far in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Solicitor Opinion on Bay Mills

1-2 Wayne County Application

1-3 Lansing Application

1-4 Supplemental Materials

1-5 Jan 2017 Interior Letter

1-6 July 2017 Interior Decision

11 Answer

16-1 Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Intervene

18-1 Detroit Casinos Motion to Intervene

20 Nottawaseppi Huron Band Motion to Intervene

28 Sault Tribe Opposition to Intervention Motions

29 Federal Opposition to Detroit Casinos Motion to Intervene

31 Saginaw Chippewa Reply in Support of 16

32 Detroit Casinos Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

33 NHBPI Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

35 DCT Order

Prior posts on the Lansing/Wayne County casino proposals are here.