Southern California Tribes Sue over Border Wall

Here is the complaint in Manzanita Band of the Kumayaay Nation (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom


Opening Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief

Answer Brief


Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses California Tribes’ Card Rooms Exclusivity Complaint

Here are the materials in Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom (E.D. Cal.):

11-1 California Gaming Assn Motion to Intervene

11-5 Proposed Motion to Dismiss

17-1 State Motion to Dismiss

21 Tribes Opposition to Motion to Intervene

22 State Opposition to Motion to Intervene

23 Proposed Intervenors Reply

26 Tribe Opposition to State Motion to Dismiss

29 DCT Order

Prior post here.

California Court of Appeals Decides Calculation of Tribal Per Cap in Child Support Dispute

Here is the opinion in M.S. v. O.S. An excerpt:

In this paternity action, O.S. appeals an order requiring him to pay child support for his young twins. He contends the trial court abused its discretion by including in his income for purposes of guideline support twice-yearly bonuses he received from his Indian tribe, and attorney fees the tribe paid on his behalf. We agree with O.S. on the second issue, and reverse the order and remand the matter for further proceedings. Additionally, for the court’s guidance on remand, we hold it may properly include the bonuses in his gross income.