Tag Archives: Shinnecock Indian tribe

Transfer to Tribal Court [ICWA] Decision out of New York

Opinion here The child’s attorney opposed the transfer, and the appellate court supported the decision of the Family Court to transfer to the tribe.

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Second Circuit, over a Dissent, Denies En Banc Review of Shinnecock Casino Construction/Aboriginal Title Suit

Here is the dissent from the order denying en banc review: CA2 Dissent from Denial of En Banc Petition — Shinnecock The panel opinion and briefs are here. Lower court materials are here and here.

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Briefs in Shinnecock Second Circuit Gaming Case Now Available

We posted the opinion and lower court materials here. And now the briefs: Westwoods – Appellants Westwoods – Appellees Westwoods – Reply

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Second Circuit Vacates Federal Court Injunction against Shinnecock Casino Construction in Southampton (Updated with Briefs)

Here is the opinion: 08-1194_complete_opn It’s the Second Circuit, so there are no briefs (unless someone sends them along). Here are the briefs: Shinnecock Brief State and Town Brief An excerpt: The Shinnecock Indian Nation and its tribal officials (collectively, … Continue reading

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Shinnecock Gaming and Federal Recognition News

From the NYTs: The Shinnecock Indian Nation cleared a major hurdle toward its goal of federal recognition on Tuesday when it entered into a settlement with the Interior Department that requires a preliminary ruling on its tribal status by the … Continue reading

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Shinnecock Loses Rule 59 Motion; Permanent Injunction Granted on IGRA Claim

New York successfully defended a judgment in its favor from last November (noted here) from a Rule 59 motion to modify the judgment. Also, the district court issued a permanent injunction against the Shinnecock Indian Nation, preventing them from opening … Continue reading

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Ilitch’s Involved in Indian Gaming Development (Speculation?)

From the Freep: Pair betting on a huge payoff from casinos Ilitch, Malik raise stakes in Indian gaming November 25, 2007 BY TODD SPANGLER FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF WASHINGTON — Marian Ilitch and Michael Malik are spending big money to … Continue reading

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Shinnecock Case Materials

Here is a link to the opinion. Gaming Court Decision (October 31, 2007): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Here is the tribe’s Shinnecock Trial Brief and here is the tribe’s proposed findings of fact: Shinnecock Proposed Findings of Fact

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Shinnecock Nation Loses Gaming Case

From Indianz: “Citing the “disruptive nature” of the Shinnecock Nation’s attempts to assert sovereignty, a federal judge on Tuesday blocked the New York tribe from opening a gaming facility on ancestral land. The tribe has lived on Long Island for … Continue reading

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The Shinnecock Tribe and the Handbook of Federal Indian Law

The Shinnecock tribe has an interesting argument in favor of their federal recognition. From the East Hampton Star: “The Shinnecocks have since sued the Department of Interior in federal district court to be placed on the list. They maintain it … Continue reading

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