Sixth Circuit Briefs in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer [formerly Snyder]

Here:

bmic-opening-brief.pdf

state’s brief

BMIC Reply

Other briefs TK

Lower court materials here.

Michigan Prevails over Bay Mills Indian Community re: Vanderbilt Casino Property

Here is the order in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.):

91 DCT Order

Briefs here.

Related posts here.

Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

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

1 Complaint

1-1 Exhibit I

1-2 Exhibit II

1-3 Exhibit III

1-4 Exhibit IV

1-5 Exhibit V

1-6 Exhibit VI

Interior denial letter here.

Lansing trust land acquisition application docs.

Wayne County trust land acquisition application docs.

State of Michigan v. Payment materials here.

 

Summary Judgment Briefing in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.):

47-saginaw-chippewa-motion-to-intervene

54-michigan-motion-for-summary-j

70 bmic opposition

71 clinton declaration

72 hughes declaration

81 snyder reply

Sault Tribe Motion to Dismiss Michigan Gaming Suit

Here are the new materials in the case captioned State of Michigan v. Payment (W.D. Mich.):

2015-03-20 Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint

2015-03-20 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint

71 Michigan Response to Motion to Dismiss

72 Sault Tribe Reply

The state’s amended complaint is here.

State of Michigan Sues Sault Tribe Officials–Amended Complaint with Exhibits

Amended Complaint

2Exhibit A (Letter from DOI)

Exhibit B (letter from Gov. Snyder to Chairman Eitrem)

Exhibit C (Sault Tribe Submission for Mandatory Fee-to-Trust Acquisition)

Exhibit D (Same, for the Sibley Parcel)

Exhibit E (Sault Tribe approval of development agreement with Lansing, MI)

Exhibit F (Comprehensive Development Agreement between Sault Tribe and Lansing)

Previous coverage of the Lansing casino case here.

Updated Materials in Michigan v. Sault Tribe — State Seeks to Sue Tribal Officials

Here are the materials in State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (W.D. Mich.):

49 Renewed Motion to Dismiss

53-1 State Motion for Relief

55 State Response to Motion to Dismiss

57 Soo Tribe Reply

58 Soo Tribe Response to Motion for Relief

60 State Reply

63 DCT Order to Adjourn and Reschedule Oral Argument

Sixth Circuit materials are here.

 

Dale Kildee Claims MILCSA Not Intended to Create Off-Reservation Gaming Opportunities

From the Ann Arbor News, “Dale Kildee: Land for Soo tribe casinos in Lansing and SE Michigan not his legislation’s intent.”

Sault Tribe Lansing Casino Trust Application Documents

Here:

SSM Mandatory Trust Filing Lansing final 20140610

An excerpt:

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (the “Sault Tribe” or “Tribe”) tenders this submission for a mandatory fee-to-trust acquisition of two parcels of land located in Lansing, Michigan:

(1) The “Corner Parcel,” a 0.43 acre parcel acquired by the Tribe on November 1, 2012, and

(2) The “Showcase Parcel,” a nearby 2.26 acre parcel that the Tribe has committed to acquire under an existing contract of purchase with the City of Lansing, Michigan.

The Tribe has acquired the Corner Parcel and will acquire the Showcase Parcel using interest or other income generated by the Tribe’s Self-Sufficiency Fund, established pursuant to section 108 of the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act (“MILCSA”), Pub. L. No. 105-143, 111 Stat. 2652 (1997). Under Section 108(f) of MILCSA, “[a]ny lands acquired using amounts from interest or other income of the Self-Sufficiency Fund shall be held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the [Sault] Tribe.” 111 Stat. at 2661-2662. The Secretary is thus required to accept the Parcels in trust.

Ex 1 Warranty Deed to Corner Parcel

Ex 2 Title Policy for Corner Parcel

Ex 3 Comprehensive Development Agrmt

Ex 4 Showcase Title Commitment & Proposed Warranty Deed

Ex 5 Legal Description & ALTA Survery for Corner Parcel

Ex 6 Legal Description & ALTA Survery for Showcase Parcel

Ex 7 Location Map

Ex 8 ST Bd Resolution 2012-11Auth Lansing CDA

Ex 9 ST Bd Resolution 2012-223 Auth Closing on Corner Parcel

Ex 10 Affidavit of CFO Connolly – Lansing

Ltr to Rosen w Mandatory Trust Subm 20140610