Couple falls on hard times next to Nooksack casino (December 4, 2007)

A non-Indian couple in Washington says living next to the Nooksack Tribe's new casino didn't bring them any luck. John and Tamara Ferguson bought their three-acre property in 2004 for $185,000. When they found out a casino was being...

BIA approval of California compacts debated (December 4, 2007)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved controversial Class III gaming compacts for four tribes in California. Now what? Nobody seems to know for sure. The anti-compact No on the Unfair Gambling Deals says approval was premature because the compacts...

Mashantucket Tribe to fight union in court (December 4, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut filed objections to a labor union vote on Monday and said the fight could continue in federal court. The tribe told the National Labor Relations Board that the United Auto Workers union...

5th Circuit won't rehear Class III procedures case (December 4, 2007)

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider its ruling that invalidated the Interior Department's authority to issue Class III secretarial procedures. In August, a three-judge panel of the court blocked Interior from allowing the Kickapoo Tribe of...

Florida court to hear Seminole compact lawsuit (December 4, 2007)

The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments December 12 on a lawsuit that challenges the ability of Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to sign a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. Crist signed the deal in November....

Column: Florida governor and Seminole compact (December 4, 2007)

"Here is an old idea that we got from English law: Just 'cause a government guy is a big shot, that doesn't make him all-powerful. We can challenge his actions in court. We can demand to know: What gives you...