Native American

  • April 8, 2014

    Justice Of The Peace: CIT Chief Judge Donald Pogue

    Court of International Trade Chief Judge Donald Pogue talks to Law360 about his farm country roots, his advanced degree in cognitive philosophy and the surprisingly utopian mission of the nation’s trade court.

  • April 7, 2014

    Fla. Atty Gets Nearly 5 Years For $1M Fraud Against Tribe

    A Florida federal judge sentenced a former attorney for the Seminole tribe of Florida to 57 months for fraudulently billing the tribe $1 million in legal fees for helping it open radio stations, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

  • April 4, 2014

    DC Circ. Breathes New Life Into Uranium Waste Case

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to let the U.S. government escape claims demanding the cleanup of uranium waste linked to Cold War nuclear weapons development on tribal land, ruling that a liability waiver signed by the Navajo Nation does not cover groundwater remediation.

  • April 3, 2014

    Mass. Casino Deadline Pushed To Lure In More Bidders

    Massachusetts gambling authorities on Thursday agreed to push back the application deadline for the state's final casino resort license, in hopes that the delay will help entice serious bidders for the troubled southeastern region that is facing a potential tribal casino thrown into the mix.

  • April 2, 2014

    Bill Aims To Revive DOI's Power To Put Tribal Land In Trust

    A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced legislation Tuesday aiming to restore the U.S. Department of the Interior’s authority to place tribal lands into trust — a key element for Indian gaming — in an effort to "fix" the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

  • April 1, 2014

    The Lion In Winter: Judge Stephen Reinhardt

    Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt talks to Law360 about defending civil rights, the fate of liberalism and the legend of his Supreme Court reversal rate.

  • March 31, 2014

    New DOI Test May Prove Costly For Tribal Casino Projects

    While several tribes with pending casino proposals can cheer a recent Department of the Interior opinion providing some much-needed clarity on how to get a project site covered by tribal land laws, groups with fewer resources could be elbowed out by the agency's tough new test without a major gambling partner with deep pockets, attorneys say.

  • March 28, 2014

    Dykema Gets Original Fee Tripled For Wis. Casino Study

    Law firm Dykema Gossett PLLC, which is spearheading a Wisconsin lawmaker-mandated study into a controversial proposed tribal casino, got its fee ceiling raised to $1.5 million — triple its original contract, state documents released Thursday show.

  • March 27, 2014

    Trio of Maine Casino Proposals Die In State Senate

    A trio of bills looking to allow the development of new casinos at Maine racetracks and with two Native American tribal communities were killed by the state Senate on Thursday

  • March 27, 2014

    9th Circ. Backs Barrick Mine Project Over Tribal Opposition

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to block a major Barrick Gold Corp. mining project in Nevada, rejecting a bid from Indian tribes claiming that work shouldn't move forward because the project area includes a sacred religious site.

  • March 25, 2014

    The Prolific Pragmatist: Judge Richard Posner

    Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner talks to Law360 about judicial pragmatism, his compulsive writing habits, and why he thinks court clerks are often smarter than their judges.

  • March 19, 2014

    Ariz. City Opposes US Bill To Block $600M Tribal Casino

    The City Council of Glendale, Ariz., said Tuesday that it plans to oppose a federal bill that would block a controversial $600 million tribal casino, veering from its long-running opposition to the project and opening the door to negotiations with the tribe.

  • March 19, 2014

    Manager Sues Tribe For Not Backing Band's Reunion

    Lujen Brands LLC on Tuesday sued the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. in Florida federal court, alleging the tribe reneged on its promise to invest in the band Candlebox's 20th anniversary tour and caused the band to fire the managing and marketing company.

  • March 19, 2014

    FTC Can Sue Tribal Payday Lenders, Judge Says

    A Nevada federal judge handed the Federal Trade Commission and other regulators a victory in their push against consumer protection violations by Native American tribal lenders when she ruled the FTC has the authority to bring such cases, the agency said Wednesday.

  • March 18, 2014

    DOJ Seeks $5.2M Fine Against Nonreporting Lobbyist

    Federal prosecutors slapped Alan Mauk Associates Ltd., which has lobbied Congress over Native American roads and other transportation issues, with a D.C. federal suit Friday seeking up to $5.2 million for failing to file reports required under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

  • March 18, 2014

    The Merry Crusader: Judge Jed Rakoff

    New York Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff talks to Law360 about musical theater, media relations and his most important judicial opinion.

  • March 17, 2014

    NLRB Has Authority Over Tribe's Casinos, 10th Circ. Hears

    The National Labor Relations Board asked the Tenth Circuit on Monday to direct the Chickasaw Nation to recognize the board's jurisdiction in the tribe's casinos and previous order relating to casino employees, in a suit that mirrors two cases pending in the Sixth Circuit.

  • March 12, 2014

    Minn. Supreme Court Nixes Tribal Casino Deal

    A Minnesota Supreme Court judge on Wednesday tossed a suit that Duluth, Minn., had lodged against a Native-American tribe over allegedly breaking a casino deal with the city by asking to put hotel land into trust, saying the court lacks jurisdiction.

  • March 12, 2014

    Judge Won't Stop ConocoPhillips Alaska Drilling Construction

    An Alaska federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by residents of an Inuit village to halt ConocoPhillips Co.'s expansion of drilling operations within the National Petroleum Reserve while they challenge the permit issued by the U.S. government, saying that stopping construction now would do more harm than good.

  • March 12, 2014

    Tribe's Enviro Suit Over Hydroelectric Dam Gets Quashed

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday signed off on the federal government's bid to dismiss the Skokomish Indian Tribe's lawsuit seeking damages deriving from a hydroelectric project built upstream of their reservation, citing lack of jurisdiction.