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article Challengers of census citizenship question ask Supreme Court to put off ruling (6/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Organizations challenging the decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday night to put off a...
article DOJ threatens executive privilege to block access to census docs (6/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department on Tuesday advised President Donald Trump to invoke executive privilege to block House Democrats’ access to documents...
article Justice Department says allegations that it hid true motives for census citizenship question are ‘frivolous’ (6/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department on Monday responded to allegations that it had hidden the government’s true motives for adding a citizenship question...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Canadian mining company must pay Colville tribe costs tied to clean-up of Upper Columbia River (6/15/2019)
(Washington) -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear the latest appeal from a Canadian mining firm that has been blamed for contamination of the Upper...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Native rights advocate try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court (6/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...
article ACLU watching new North Dakota pipeline law ‘very closely’ (6/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- As the American Civil Liberties Union challenges a South Dakota law that ratcheted up penalties for pipeline protesters, regional leaders of the ACLU...
article ACLU, South Dakota head to court over Keystone XL pipeline protest law (6/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The constitutionality of South Dakota's protest laws will be argued in a Rapid City courtroom on Wednesday. Arguments in the American Civil...
article Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline (6/9/2019)
(Montana) -- An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer...
article 9th Court of Appeals Throws Out Case Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline (6/7/2019)
(California) -- On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeals filed by TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) and the U.S....
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case (6/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot'in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake in the central Interior despite a blow from Canada'...
article Gordon asks AG for strategy to sue Washington over coal ports (6/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Governor Mark Gordon asked Attorney General Bridget Hill to research how Wyoming could sue Washington over that state’s decision to deny a coal port...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Scientific Games

article Scientific Games takes legal action to force third largest shareholder to comply with suitability investigations (6/15/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games is raising suitability concerns over the gaming equipment provider’s third largest shareholder and is taking legal action that...
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South Korea Gaming

article 3M Co. settles its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea gaming firm (6/14/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- 3M Co. settled its patent violation lawsuit accusing a South Korean company of using its touch display technology in Scientific Game gaming machines. The...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Lake County commissioner responds to lawsuit filed by CSKT (6/12/2019)
(Montana) -- The Lake County Commissioners were served summons in a lawsuit filed against them by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on May 24. The suit stems...
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Eastern Shoshone

article Eastern Shoshone Tribe announces federal lawsuit against pharma companies over opioid crisis (6/12/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced Tuesday that it had filed a federal lawsuit against two dozens pharmaceutical companies over their alleged role in...
1 Article on this Issue

Wetumpka Casino

article Muskogee Creek Indians file lawsuit (6/12/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed a federal lawsuit June 5, demanding that the Poarch Creek Indians return the sacred site known as Hickory Ground to its...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Greenpeace asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by pipeline developer (6/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is asking a state judge in North Dakota to dismiss claims by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that the environmental group...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article McKASATO: Attacking the root cause of the opioid crisis in Indian Country by suing big pharma (6/11/2019)
(USA) -- In a move demonstrating big pharma companies are one of the root causes of opioid problems plaguing Indian Country, more than 100 tribes are setting the stage...
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Opioid Crisis

article Opioid crisis continues in Indian Country as 100+ tribes to file lawsuits against big pharma companies (6/11/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In a move demonstrating big pharma companies are one of the root causes of opioid problems plaguing Indian Country, more than 100 tribes are setting...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Third Circuit Readies Hammer for Casino-Targeted Donor Limit (6/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino shareholders who want to make political contributions urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to strike down a Pennsylvania law in their way....
article Casinos ask court to immediately halt some lottery games (6/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's casinos are asking a court to immediately stop the state lottery's use of online games that they say are too much like casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn “flatly inconsistent” Alabama Supreme Court ruling in Poarch Creek immunity case (6/11/2019)
(Alabama) -- The U.S. solicitor general has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn an Alabama Supreme Court ruling in a case that challenged the reaches of...
article Alleged Mistreatment of Muscogee Sacred Site Leads To More Alabama Litigation Over Wind Creek Casino (6/7/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is reviving its lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians over the alleged desecration of a sacred Muscogee site now used...
article Oklahoma Creek tribe renews lawsuit against Alabama tribe over Wetumpka casino (6/7/2019)
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma Creek tribe on Wednesday filed a federal court motion to a renew a lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians over allegations that the...
article Creek Renews Suit Over Alabama Casino (6/6/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma on Wednesday renewed its lawsuit against an Alabama Creek tribe for building a casino on what they say is sacred...
article Muscogee tribe refiles lawsuit against the Poarch Creek Indians over a Wetumpka burial site (6/6/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Nation tribe has renewed its federal lawsuit against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, alleging that the construction of a casino in Wetumpka...
article Creek Nation alleges Alabama tribe, U.S. government violated law by removing ancestral remains (6/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is once again pursuing legal action against an Alabama tribe, claiming it has desecrated a pre-removal burial ground. On...
article Muscogee Nation renews lawsuit against Poarch Creeks over Alabama casino (6/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, which includes descendants of Creek Indians who lived in Alabama, today sought to renew a federal lawsuit against the...
article Poarch Band of Creek Indians respond to ‘unwarranted’ Muscogee lawsuit — ‘It deeply saddens us’ (6/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) on Wednesday responded to an “unwarranted” lawsuit that was filed by the Oklahoma-based Muscogee (Creek)...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article A Texas Child Custody Case Could Upend A Long-Standing System For Native American Adoptions (6/10/2019)
(Texas) -- In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act. Before the law, a vast majority of Native American children in foster care were placed in homes outside...
article Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes (6/5/2019)
(Texas) -- The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his...
article U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Indian Child Welfare case (6/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Covington

article Court date set in Nick Sandmann's defamation case against Washington Post (6/7/2019)
(Ohio) -- Oral arguments concerning The Washington Post's motion to dismiss Nick Sandmann's defamation lawsuit will take place July 1, a federal judge ordered...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article Nez Perce Tribe intent to sue Midas Gold mining for pollution discharge (6/7/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe is threatening to sue mining company, Midas Gold Corporation, under the Clean Water Act. The tribe says the company has discharged arsenic...
article Mining company denies Nez Perce Tribe pollution allegations (6/6/2019)
(Idaho) -- A mining company facing a potential lawsuit by the Nez Perce Tribe over pollution at a historic mining area in central Idaho is not to blame for the pollution...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Seneca Nation files federal lawsuit over state casino revenue-sharing compact (6/7/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has received a setback from the U.S. Department of the Interior in its fight with New York State over casino revenue-sharing...
article Senecas file lawsuit over interpretation of gaming compact (6/7/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has filed suit in federal court to have an arbitration panel’s decision regarding casino revenue-sharing payments to the state...
article Seneca Nation claims arbitration panel's ruling on casino compact goes against federal law (6/6/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has filed federal court action in order to try to move toward a resolution in the ongoing disagreements involving a compact with New York...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Hemp farmer sues MN over crop crackdown, says state broke its own rules (6/6/2019)
(California) -- An industrial hemp farmer from southern Minnesota says state officials are trying to destroy his multimillion-dollar business without due process or...
article Flandreau tribe sues USDA, Sonny Perdue over hemp (6/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve its plan to regulate hemp production...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article The Shinnecock Nation Refused To Stop Billboard Operations Following Court Order (6/6/2019)
(New York) -- With digital ads greeting drivers as they enter the Hamptons, and more construction plans underway, Shinnecock tribal members made it clear that they...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article MORON ALERT: Whiteclay beer store owners sue attorney, allege he was responsible for them losing liquor licenses (6/6/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The owners of Whiteclay's four former beer stores have sued their attorney for $2.1 million alleging that an error in how he filed their appeal over...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Supporters plan federal suit to overturn dog racing ban (6/5/2019)
(Florida) -- The head of a pro-greyhound racing group now says supporters will file suit in federal court next month to “overturn” the constitutional...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation sues to restore burial site desecrated by Poarch casino in Alabama (6/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit demanding the Poarch Band of Creek Indians immediately return the sacred site known as Hickory...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article PA Casinos File Motion To Shut Down PA Online Lottery Games (6/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Remember that lawsuit Pennsylvania casinos filed against the PA Lottery over PA online lottery games last year? The case went nearly a year with no...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article A setback for Line 3: What the latest court ruling means for the future of the project (6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state regulators failed to consider the impact of an oil spill in Lake Superior’s watershed when...
article Court: Potential Line 3 oil spill in Lake Superior watershed must be studied (6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said an environmental review of Enbridge’s controversial Line 3 oil pipeline was “inadequate”...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article Federal Court “Discards” DOJ Interpretation Of Wire Act (6/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a closely watched case, a New Hampshire federal court has ruled that the Wire Act is limited to sports betting and set aside the DOJ’s...
article White House Crosshairs on Online Lotteries Lifted by Judge (6/4/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- In a boon to the growing market of internet gambling, a federal judge barred the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday from expanding the Wire Act to...
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Donald Trump

article Can Trump Still Sue His Way Out of Trouble? (6/3/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- As a developer he loved taking his enemies to court. As president he’s still running the same aggressive playbook, and this time it’s...
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Other News

article Former Texas Casino Cruise Ship Sued by Woman Claiming Negligence Over 2017 Injury (6/12/2019)
(Texas) -- A Texas casino cruise ship company that operated the Jacks or Better gaming vessel out of Galveston is being sued by a woman on allegations of negligence that...
article Suquamish Tribe to sue Navy over alleged raw sewage spills (6/11/2019)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe plans to sue the U.S. Navy for releasing raw sewage into the Puget Sound. The tribe announced its intent file a lawsuit Tuesday,...
article ACLU of Alaska settles Native religious rights suit against Dept. of Corrections (6/5/2019)
(Alaska) -- An American Indian man, currently serving time at Goose Creek Correctional Center, has settled a native religious rights suit against the Alaska Department...
article ACLU, Native groups target Polson's regalia rules (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- With Polson High School graduation less than a week away, three groups are calling on the district to change its rules on tribal regalia at the ceremony....
article Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth in Facility Had Likely Been Pregnant Multiple Times: Docs (5/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- A court filing by the family of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative condition in an Arizona nursing facility states that according to...
article Family of incapacitated rape victim who gave birth files $45M notice of claim against Arizona (5/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- The family of an incapacitated woman who was raped and gave birth at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix has filed notice that they may sue the state. The 56-...
article Gamblers File Lawsuit Against SugarHouse Casino Claiming They Lost $250,000 Due To Illegitimate Decks Of Cards (5/23/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two gamblers have filed a federal lawsuit against SugarHouse Casino claiming they lost $250,000 because of faulty shuffling machines and illegitimate...
article Ramapough Mountain Indians reach settlement agreement with Mahwah over prayer site (5/13/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The Township Council has approved a settlement agreement with the Ramapough Mountain Indians that allows the tribe to continue using a 14-acre property...
article Town has fined Ramapough Indian tribe every day since 2017. New deal wipes out $1.5M penalty. (5/11/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Mountain Indians don’t have to pay more than a million dollars in fines. The tribe gets to continue to use its 14-acre property for...
article Lawsuit Details Serious Allegations Against An Environmental Group At The Heart Of The Anti-Pipeline Movement (5/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An environmental group at the heart of the anti-pipeline movement allegedly silenced a former employee who reported being sexually harassed by a coworker...
article Ponca Tribe Wins Crucial Backing for Prairie Flower Casino in 12-Year Legal Battle with Iowa, Nebraska (5/3/2019)
(Iowa) -- A lawsuit by the states of Nebraska and Iowa that seeks to sink the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa, was dealt a...
article Court Dismisses Polo Club's Case Against Ramapoughs (5/3/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A case against the Ramapough Mountain Indians has been dismissed from Bergen County Superior Court. Judge Robert Wilson signed an order Friday dismissing...
article SD Supreme Court takes up case lawyer says could be 'absolute destruction' of tribal sovereign immunity (5/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A former school principal is alleging he was wrongfully terminated from his job in a South Dakota Supreme Court case that one lawyer said could be an...
article DNR plans appeal after reversal of Minneapolis lake name (5/1/2019)
(Minnesota) -- In a case of nomenclature whiplash, the Minnesota House Tuesday approved renaming Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to Bde Maka Ska. Again. Perhaps surprisingly...
article Whistleblower fired after complaining about Dallas tribal center leader's 'Kick-a-Hoe' joke (4/30/2019)
(Texas) -- Native American community members are calling for two leaders of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas to be fired after they were accused of using racial...
article Trial date set for Sitka herring suit (4/30/2019)
(Alaska) -- A lawsuit over management of the Sitka Sac Roe herring fishery will go to trial later this year. During a pre-trial conference Tuesday (4/30/19) before Judge...
article Lawsuit Challenges California Development’s Threat to Condors, Tribal Religious Practices (4/29/2019)
(California) -- Conservation and tribal groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for authorizing a Tejon Ranch Company plan to build luxury housing, golf courses...
article HUD Delays Mortgagee Letter After Tribal Lawsuit (4/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has agreed to a 90-day stay on the effective date of Mortgagee Letter 19-06 following a...
article Ecuador Amazon tribe win first victory against oil companies (4/26/2019)
(Ecuador) -- Ecuador's Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory Friday against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies' entry onto...
article Two fired western North Dakota cops file employment complaints (4/25/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The two police officers who were fired from Arnegard last month have filed complaints with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights...

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