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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ended South Dakota's efforts to tax spending by nontribal members at a Native American casino, turning down the state's challenge to an Eighth Circuit holding in favor of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
Oklahoma's governor is not backing down from his argument that he has the right to renegotiate tribal-state gambling compacts, telling a federal judge in a suit brought by the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations that the compacts didn't automatically renew, as the tribes contend.
The Trump administration has urged a D.C. federal judge to grant its motions for summary judgment fighting back against Native American tribes' and environmental groups' claims that the president didn't have the authority to scale back the size of two Utah national monuments.
The Ione Band of Miwok Indians has finally succeeded in its yearslong, heavily litigated bid to have the federal government take the California tribe's land into trust for a casino project, but Ione Band Chairperson and Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP partner Sara Dutschke Setshwaelo's immersion in that process showed just how difficult, expensive and uncertain it can be, she told Law360 in an exclusive interview.
A Montana federal judge refused Friday to reinstitute an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing, saying the Trump administration complied with his order to prepare an environmental review supporting its decision to lift the ban.