The state of Wisconsin urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a Seventh Circuit decision allowing the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer electronic poker at its Madison casino, arguing that the circuit court shouldn’t have applied a standard predating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to interpret the law.
A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday freed the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from paying more than $10 million in back casino rent to the city of Duluth, reversing course after the Eighth Circuit sent the case back to her for a second time.
The Navajo Nation has approved legislation proposing a 3.25 percent tax on alcoholic beverages sold in its casinos, which will be used to combat drunk driving on the Navajo reservation.
A Florida state official professed Monday to the state government's having a “great working relationship” with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, but the two appear headed for legal proceedings in a potential multibillion-dollar dispute over the tribe's expiring exclusive right to offer blackjack and similar card games at its casinos.
A Massachusetts tribe urged a federal judge Monday to deny a town’s bid to prevent it from building a casino on Martha’s Vineyard claiming that a delay would result in permanent revenue loss for its government.
The Ninth Circuit shut down the Tulalip Tribes’ appeal in a fishing rights row over contested Puget Sound areas claimed as part of the Suquamish Tribe’s traditional fishing grounds, finding Monday that the Tulalip failed to show the waters should be excluded.
Descendants of the Mdewakanton band on Friday urged the Eighth Circuit to deny attempts to dismiss their appeal in a land dispute aimed at ejecting the Lower Sioux Indian Community and 75 landowners from a 12-square mile tract in Minnesota, rejecting arguments that the court lacks jurisdiction.
A D.C. federal judge criticized the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “ineptitude” in failing to resolve a 29-year-old review of a drilling permit for federal land sacred to the Blackfeet Nation, saying the agency has 21 days to make a plan.
The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss a proposed class action alleging the tribe printed confidential financial information on receipts at its retail stores, stating that tribal sovereignty makes it immune to such legal actions.
The Native Americans who won last month's trademark victory against the Washington Redskins have waded into a closely watched parallel case at the Federal Circuit that could have a big impact on their future fight against the football team.
A central Washington tribe on Friday pressed an Oregon federal judge to order the government to pay response costs following the contamination of the tribe's traditional fishing sites on the Columbia River, arguing there's no question of the government's liability after four decades of irresponsible dumping.
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A D.C. federal judge on Friday rejected two competing proposals to distribute $380 million in unclaimed funds from a USDA agreement resolving loan discrimination claims by Native American farmers, saying he couldn't modify the settlement without a consensus among the parties and blaming the Obama administration for refusing to budge on the terms of a potential modification.
The Milwaukee Bucks are facing a critical vote over requested funding for a proposed $500 million stadium, the latest hurdle in a quest that's included attempts to link a tribal casino to the project and a controversial bond plan tied to players' taxes. Here, Law360 takes a closer look at some of the project's negotiations and major milestones.
A Washington federal judge agreed Thursday to reconsider her order denying a quick victory for the Squaxin Island Tribe over use of tidewaters for shellfish growing, finding that her order had too strictly limited the shellfisher’s corporate responsibility, but still denying the tribe’s bid for a win on the theory.
The Coeur d’Alene tribe urged the Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday to block all amici from making oral arguments and reconsider its decision allowing one to do so in the tribe’s bid to force the certification of a bill that would ban a form of video horse racing.
The state of Massachusetts and a Native American tribe traded blows in federal court Thursday over a proposed gambling project on Martha’s Vineyard, with the state arguing that the tribe needs local permission to open the facility while the tribe says federal rules apply to the land the project will sit on.
An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday granted the state’s only federally recognized tribe a preliminary injunction prohibiting a county tax collector from levying taxes on the tribe’s casino property held in trust by the U.S. government.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is defending legislation that allows a land swap in Arizona to pave the way for a controversial copper mine project opposed by local tribe members, saying the law will provide needed jobs to the tribe and wouldn’t impact sacred tribal lands.
A New York-based developer that had partnered with the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino said Wednesday it has abandoned plans for a $650 million casino and an attached $50 million environmental cleanup project in New Bedford, Massachusetts, after failing to obtain the necessary funding.