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California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming recordFiled Under: California | Litigation
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (June 22, 2016)
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.

Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in AlabamaFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (September 3, 2015)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (July 10, 2015)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (June 11, 2015)
The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (June 10, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino landFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land (June 9, 2015)
Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.

Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gamingFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming (June 8, 2015)
The ruling restores certainty to the federal government’s recognition of 'Indian lands' and states’ obligations to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith with tribes.

9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site disputeFiled Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (June 4, 2015)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

11th Circuit hears lawsuit over Poarch Creek casino operationFiled Under: Litigation
11th Circuit hears lawsuit over Poarch Creek casino operation (January 13, 2015)
Alabama's attorney general has promised to drop the case if he loses this round of litigation.

Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria">Filed Under: California | Litigation | Opinion
Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria (September 30, 2014)
Attorney recaps oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, an Indian gaming case that's being watched closely by tribes across the nation.

9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case">Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case (September 18, 2014)
The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

9th Circuit takes up Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming land dispute">Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Litigation
9th Circuit takes up Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming land dispute (September 17, 2014)
Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will lead to more litigation over trust land acquisitions that were finalized years ago.

9th Circuit to broadcast arguments in Big Lagoon casino dispute">Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
9th Circuit to broadcast arguments in Big Lagoon casino dispute (September 10, 2014)
The case is being closely watched throughout Indian Country.

Tribes closely watching Big Lagoon Rancheria casino land dispute">Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Tribes closely watching Big Lagoon Rancheria casino land dispute (August 29, 2014)
Tribes, tribal organizations and the Department of Justice have submitted briefs in hopes of preventing land acquisitions from being challenged long after they have been finalized.

9th Circuit sets oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria dispute">Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sets oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria dispute (August 27, 2014)
Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will open the doors to even more litigation over trust land acquisitions

Alabama submits opening brief in Poarch Creek casino dispute">Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Alabama submits opening brief in Poarch Creek casino dispute (July 17, 2014)
State claims that tribal casino sites were not validly placed in trust.

Patrick Sullivan: Indian Country watches Big Lagoon casino suitFiled Under: California | Litigation | Opinion
Patrick Sullivan: Indian Country watches Big Lagoon casino suit (June 27, 2014)
Attorney Patrick Sullivan highlights the intense tribal interest in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California.

9th Circuit to reconsider Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming disputeFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit to reconsider Big Lagoon Rancheria gaming dispute (June 12, 2014)
A panel of 11 judges will rehear the case that tribes across the nation are watching.

Judge dismisses Alabama lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinosFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Judge dismisses Alabama lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinos (April 11, 2014)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the legality of the gaming operation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Big Lagoon Rancheria asks 9th Circuit to rehear casino disputeFiled Under: California | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria asks 9th Circuit to rehear casino dispute (March 11, 2014)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria of California is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a gaming case that could impact tribes across the nation.

Jamul Band defends legal rights in debate over $360M casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Band defends legal rights in debate over $360M casino (February 6, 2014)
The Jamul Indian Village of California is facing an attack on its status as a federally recognized tribe by opponents of a $360 million casino on the reservation.

Law Article: Decision raises questions about tribal gamingFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Law Article: Decision raises questions about tribal gaming (January 27, 2014)
Attorneys say 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given a new interpretation of what lands can be used for gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Big Lagoon Rancheria dealt another blow in gaming questFiled Under: California | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria dealt another blow in gaming quest (January 23, 2014)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria of California has been dealt numerous setbacks in its long-running quest for a casino.

Bryan Newland: Big Lagoon decision bad for Indian CountryFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bryan Newland: Big Lagoon decision bad for Indian Country (January 22, 2014)
Bryan Newland sees big and bad things for Indian Country as a result of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California.

9th Circuit bars Big Lagoon Rancheria from pursuing casinoFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit bars Big Lagoon Rancheria from pursuing casino (January 21, 2014)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria cannot pursue a casino on recently acquired trust land, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a potentially devastating case for Indian Country.

Big Lagoon Rancheria set to open gaming facility on reservationFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria set to open gaming facility on reservation (May 23, 2012)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria will open a casino on its reservation in northern California, according to a press release. The tribe signed a deal with Atlantis Internet Group Corp. to offer linked gaming with other Indian gaming facilities. "As plans...

Tribes seeking casinos face questions about land-into-trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Tribes seeking casinos face questions about land-into-trust (March 7, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is placing clouds over Indian gaming, tribal leaders were told on Tuesday. Only tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934 can follow the land-into-trust process, the high court ruled in...

Anti-gaming amendment would stop off-reservation casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Legislation
Anti-gaming amendment would stop off-reservation casino plan (December 14, 2010)
An anti-gaming amendment being proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) would kill an off-reservation casino project in Barstow, California, despite local and state support for the project. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians and the Big Lagoon...

Editorial: Time to end dream of Barstow casinosFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Time to end dream of Barstow casinos (January 10, 2008)
"Though supporters are reluctant to admit it, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s rejections of the applications to three tribes to take land in Barstow for off-reservation casinos brings about a likely end to this venture. The Los Coyote, Big...

BIA says no to off-reservation casinos in BarstowFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
BIA says no to off-reservation casinos in Barstow (January 8, 2008)
Three tribes sought off-reservation casinos in Barstow, California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected all three last week. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians and the Big Lagoon Rancheria sought side-by-side casinos on about 43 acres. But...

Tribes review options for off-reservation casinosFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Tribes review options for off-reservation casinos (September 19, 2007)
Two tribes who want to build off-reservation casinos in Barstow, California, are reviewing their options to keep the project alive. The Big Lagoon Rancheria and the Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians signed compacts to build two side-by-side casinos off...

Off-reservation casino compacts expireFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Off-reservation casino compacts expire (September 18, 2007)
Compacts for two off-reservation casinos in Barstow, California, expired on Monday. The Big Lagoon Rancheria and Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians signed the compacts with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) two years ago this month. But since lawmakers failed to...

Off-reservation gaming compacts fail to passFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Off-reservation gaming compacts fail to pass (September 13, 2007)
California lawmakers ended their 2007 legislative session without approving compacts for two off-reservation casinos. The Big Lagoon Rancheria and Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians wanted to open side-by-side casinos in Barstow. But other gaming tribes opposed the...

Final push for off-reservation casino in BarstowFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Final push for off-reservation casino in Barstow (September 6, 2007)
Two California tribes launched a media campaign on Wednesday in hopes of getting their off-reservation casinos approved. The Big Lagoon Rancheria and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians want to open side-by-side casinos in Barstow. They...

Big Lagoon Rancheria casino proposal in limboFiled Under: California
Big Lagoon Rancheria casino proposal in limbo (July 25, 2007)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria blames wealthy tribes for blocking its off-reservation casino proposal. The tribe originally planed to build a casino on its rancheria in northern California. But conservation groups and local officials are concerned about the impacts on the...

Barstow off-reservation casino deal extendedFiled Under: California
Barstow off-reservation casino deal extended (June 1, 2007)
An agreement for an off-reservation casino in California has been extended. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians and the Big Lagoon Rancheria want to open side-by-side casinos in Barstow. The site is located along a major interstate,...

Big Lagoon Rancheria weighs off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California
Big Lagoon Rancheria weighs off-reservation casino (May 30, 2007)
The Big Lagoon Rancheria has until the end of the week to extend its plan for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California. The tribe is based hundreds of miles from Barstow. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) agreed to an off-reservation casino...

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