The decision Wednesday against the Washington Redskins is just the beginning of the legal wrangling over whether the Lanham Act's ban on offensive trademarks violates the First Amendment, a question that could eventually find its way to the Supreme Court.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected several amendments intended to restore funding for contentious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Interior environmental rules, as it moved toward ending debate on a $30.2 billion bill to fund the DOI and EPA for 2016.
An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday enjoined a Bureau of Indian Affairs final rule governing oil and gas mining on the Osage Nation's reservation, postponing a hearing and the rule's effective date upon both sides' request.
The chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs introduced a bill on Tuesday amending the Crime Victims Fund to support the creation of a program to provide services and assistance to Native American crime victims.
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is planning to add a boutique hotel to its casino on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, west of Seattle, the tribe said in a statement this week.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday amended its opinion affirming a lower court's judgment for the Big Lagoon Rancheria tribe in its long-running dispute with California over a proposed casino, but refused the state an en banc rehearing.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill meant to streamline the process by which Native American tribes can pursue self-governance agreements with the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The town of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, on Tuesday told a Native American tribe to immediately stop work on its gambling project because it lacks a required town building permit and the project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.
The Florida Tribe of Cherokee Indians told a D.C. federal court it should offer original parties in a discrimination suit brought by Native American farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture $10 million in punitive damages each, beyond the remaining $380 million still yet to be disbursed.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark registrations, striking down the argument that the federal government's ban on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional.
The federal government on Monday urged a Washington federal court to reject Native American-run King Mountain Tobacco Co.’s bid for summary judgment in a battle over millions allegedly owed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, rejecting “tenuous” arguments over the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act.
An en banc Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed several assault convictions against a Native American man, overturning its previous conclusion that the government had to prove the man's blood could be traced to a federally recognized tribe to be prosecuted under the Indian Major Crimes Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA said Tuesday the tribe’s utility authority agreed to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock, Arizona, into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.
A group of intervenors has agreed to drop claims in a contract battle between a Chickasaw Nation-owned gaming company and the bankrupt owner of the DiamondJacks casino chain over a failed $125 million sale, according to a stipulation of dismissal filed in Louisiana federal court Monday.
The Choctaw Nation on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit to reverse its denied bid to intervene in a dispute over how to distribute some $380 million in unclaimed funds from a U.S. Department of Agriculture class action settlement over a farm loan program.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians urged an Alabama federal judge Monday to adopt the recommendations of a magistrate judge and dismiss a former health department worker's $2 million age discrimination complaint, reiterating that the suit is barred by tribal sovereign immunity.
A bitterly divided Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to rehear en banc its decision to toss a criminal domestic violence indictment against a Native American defendant, with a concurrence in the denial saying his earlier tribal court convictions couldn’t be used to prosecute him as a habitual offender under federal law.
A pair of officials for the Quapaw Tribe said Monday sovereign immunity shields them and other tribal leaders from Kansas’ lawsuit over a plan to expand the tribe’s Oklahoma casino across the border into Kansas, urging a federal judge to throw out the case.
A Native American tribe on Martha’s Vineyard is pushing forward with plans to build a gambling project on the Massachusetts island despite a pending decision in a lawsuit with the state over whether the tribe needs the state government’s approval.
An Alaska federal judge has denied an intertribal health care group’s bid for partial summary judgment in a dispute with Premera Blue Cross, finding questions remain over allegations the insurer paid substantially less than the provider’s billed charges.