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Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision

Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision (August 29, 2019)

The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is in court to defend plans for a casino in the Bay Area of California.

Meskwaki Nation supports state jurisdiction over non-Indians at casino

Meskwaki Nation supports state jurisdiction over non-Indians at casino (July 12, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that arose from an incident at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Nation.

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle (February 22, 2019)

The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut (January 28, 2019)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are renewing efforts to open a casino that has been stalled by the Trump administration.

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo (January 7, 2019)

When it comes to gaming, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe didn't have such a great 2018.

Pueblo of Pojoaque still fighting for $10.1 million in seized revenues

Pueblo of Pojoaque still fighting for $10.1 million in seized revenues (November 19, 2018)

The Pueblo of Pojoaque has lost millions of dollars for attempting to defend its gaming rights in New Mexico.

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut (November 15, 2018)

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming (November 1, 2018)

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians defends sovereignty in immunity case

Poarch Band of Creek Indians defends sovereignty in immunity case (October 10, 2018)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is asking the nation's highest court to correct a sovereign immunity decision.

Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement

Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement (April 13, 2018)

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians has officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in northern California.

Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute

Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute (March 26, 2018)

The Pueblo of Pojoaque is crying foul after attorneys from the Trump administration seized more than $10.1 million in gaming revenues.

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case (November 7, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard arguments in its first, and so far only, Indian law case of the term and one member boiled the dispute down to a seemingly simple question.

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case

Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case (October 10, 2017)

Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)

The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)

The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)

The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)

President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (February 9, 2017)

The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)

The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)

The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (January 9, 2017)

The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (December 14, 2016)

The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (December 9, 2016)

Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (December 7, 2016)

A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (December 6, 2016)

The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)

Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)

The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (July 8, 2016)

The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)

Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)

A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (March 18, 2016)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (December 11, 2015)

The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (September 1, 2015)

The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (September 1, 2015)

A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case

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.

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (June 5, 2015)

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino

Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino (December 17, 2014)

The Answer Man asks Chief Michell Hicks if the tribe will be selling marijuana at its casino.

Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria

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

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

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.

Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site

Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site (September 12, 2014)

The tribe shut down the casino in August 2013 because the land is not in trust.

9th Circuit to broadcast arguments in Big Lagoon casino dispute

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

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.

Lawmakers ask DOJ to back bill to reverse online gaming opinion

Lawmakers ask DOJ to back bill to reverse online gaming opinion (August 1, 2014)

S.2159, the Restoration of America's Wire Act, was introduced in March but has yet to receive a hearing.

DOJ won't intervene in non-Indian gaming case in Alabama

DOJ won't intervene in non-Indian gaming case in Alabama (January 24, 2014)

African-American leaders in Alabama are wondering why the Obama administration won't join their lawsuit that challenges the closing of a non-Indian gaming facility.

House subcommittee hearing on online gaming on December 10

House subcommittee hearing on online gaming on December 10 (December 4, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on December 10 to discuss Internet gaming.

Supreme Court takes up Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case

Supreme Court takes up Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (December 2, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, this morning.