Native American Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on regulation and legislation related to Native American tribes. The section also tracks litigation and deals involving Native American tribes and Native American-owned businesses.
An Idaho House of Representatives committee on Thursday voted not to advance a proposed bill to ban tribal video gaming machines in the state by a slim margin, after the legislation faced stiff opposition from tribes in the state.
A group of gamblers has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case alleging that the tribal operator of the Foxwoods Resort Casino and certain casino employees falsely accused them of cheating and kept their winnings, saying they’ve been cheated out of due process.
An activist group and others opposing the construction of a tribe’s $400 million casino near San Diego told a California federal court Thursday that it must vacate its recent dismissal of one of the group’s claims and let the Ninth Circuit rule on the rest of the claims in the suit.
The U.S. Department of the Interior recently said it will hold off on implementing the Obama administration's update of how lease royalties for minerals on federal and Native American lands are calculated, until legal challenges to the revisions play out.
A federal judge on Thursday approved a deal that puts to rest Clean Air Act claims asserted by the federal government and the California air quality regulator against the operator of a biomass-fired power plant, despite objections raised by the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe.