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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation welcomes first Indigenous attorney general of Canada (7/19/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will be hosting Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, next week. Wilson-Raybould is the first...
article Complaint seeks $34K from former Navajo Nation legal counsel (7/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe's former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was...
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Ponca Tribe

article Ponca casino on Nebraska's border may open soon despite lawsuit (7/19/2018)
(Nebraska) -- In Carter Lake, Iowa The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is preparing the site for construction and finalizing agreements to reimburse the city for revenues lost...
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Leonard Peltier

article Free-speech case brought by cop killer and Native American activist Leonard Peltier can go forward, judge rules (7/18/2018)
(Washington) -- Claims by convicted cop killer and Native American activist Leonard Peltier that Washington state violated his First Amendment rights by removing his...
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Seminole Tribe

article Court Ponders Whether Popular Games Leased By Jacksonville-Based Company Are Slot Machines (7/18/2018)
(Florida) -- In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether...
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Congress

article Senate Dems protest vote on controversial court pick (7/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Democrats held the floor on Tuesday night to protest the decision by GOP leadership to schedule a vote on a controversial circuit court...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article Flandreau Santee not required to pay tax on casino work (7/17/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge has ruled South Dakota cannot force the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to pay excise taxes on the renovation of its casino. The Flandreau...
article South Dakota loses bid to force Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to pay tax (7/16/2018)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota cannot force the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to pay excise tax on the renovation of its casino, a federal judge has ruled. The tribe...
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Casino owners sue Las Vegas shooting victims to try to avoid legal liability (7/17/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has filed lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of the worst mass shooting in the United States in order to avoid liability....
article Lawsuits claim MGM has no liability to Las Vegas shooting victims (7/17/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability. The company...
article MGM Resorts Sues 1,000 Victims of Las Vegas Shooting, Seeking to Avoid Liability (7/17/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Faced with potential lawsuits from hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International is trying an untested...
article MGM Resorts Sues Over 1,000 Las Vegas Shooting Victims in Bid to Dodge Liability (7/17/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International is litigating against more than 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas shooting as it seeks to swerve liability and millions in...
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Mining & Drilling

article Court cancels mining permit after Ontario failed to adequately consult First Nation community (7/17/2018)
(Ontario) -- A permit for mineral exploration on the traditional territory of a remote First Nation has been cancelled by judges who say the Ontario government and the...
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PASPA Decision

article OWEN: Will expanded sports betting force a decision on jurisdiction? (7/17/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Once upon a time, the question of legal jurisdiction was fairly simple. When in Rome, you follow Roman law. When elsewhere, the laws The Mouthpiece: Will...
article WALLACH: Did the Supreme Court reinterpret the Wire Act to allow cross-border Internet sports betting? (7/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Murphy v. NCAA dramatically altered the landscape for sports betting in the United States by...
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Pennsylvania Online

article The Pa. Lottery's new iLottery mimics slot games, casinos complain. A big court fight is brewing (7/17/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Where does the line fall between an online casino game and an internet lottery? A lot of money is riding on the answer. Pennsylvania’s casino...
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Sports Leagues

article Pro sports leagues say racetrack lawsuit is frivolous (7/17/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Lawyers for the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say an attempt by a New Jersey horse racing association to collect betting revenue...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article 'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota (7/16/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge last Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the...
article Wyoming Standing Rock activist acquitted on charges (7/15/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...
article Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison (7/12/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge...
article Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock (7/12/2018)
(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota is suing the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline for failing to sell a historic ranch in Standing Rock territory.
article Red Fawn Fallis sentenced in DAPL protest case (7/11/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced Wednesday for her role in a shooting incident during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Fallis will serve 57 months...
article Red Fawn sentenced in high-profile DAPL case (7/11/2018)
(North Dakota) -- What was perhaps the most serious criminal case derived from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has reached its long-awaited conclusion. U.S. District...
article Woman gets prison for firing gun during pipeline protest (7/11/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was sentenced Wednesday to four...
article Wyoming Standing Rock activist wins acquittal (7/10/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Pot problems: How the first cannabis seed will cross the border remains unclear (7/16/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Licensed patients will soon be able to grow cannabis, but how will they get it here? "That's a good question. Apparently, it will show up somehow...
article Native American farmer suing state over marijuana licenses (7/16/2018)
(Florida) -- A Destin lawyer has sued the Department of Health, saying a medical marijuana license preference for black farmers should include “Native American...
article 'A line in the sand:' Medical industry won't rule out lawsuit on medical marijuana if smokables aren't banned from dispensaries (7/10/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health has kept intact proposed limits on the potency of medical marijuana in its most recent iteration of proposed rules...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article Ex-GC of Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Disbarred After Feud With Law Firm (7/16/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court unanimously accepted the uncontested report of the referee, which cited misconduct on the part of Bernardo Roman III of Coral...
article After baby ‘kidnapping’ scandal, tribal and county cops to get training on Indian law (7/14/2018)
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee police department, which normally patrols the tribe’s reservation deep in the Everglades, found its own actions under scrutiny when its...
article Ex-General Counsel Of Florida Tribe Disbarred [sub req] (7/13/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court has permanently disbarred the former general counsel for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians who allegedly had perpetuated “...
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Native Vote

article TRAHANT: A federal bench that includes Native judges? Why not? When? (7/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- What should we think about the justice system, the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh? Or put another way: Why not...
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North Fork Rancheria

article DOI Beats Challenge To North Fork Casino Project Green Light [sub req] (7/16/2018)
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior didn't violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by allowing North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to operate slot...
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Supreme Court

article On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy (7/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court last week, he said he was “deeply honored” to have the chance to...
article Lawmakers look to Kavanaugh’s past confirmation fight for lessons in new Supreme Court battle (7/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nominee was a baby-faced 41-year-old White House staffer. His chief protagonist, barely in his second Senate term, won special privileges to...
article Why Brett Kavanaugh Will Carry Trump’s Water (7/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, already has signaled that he will be sympathetic to the president’s legal...
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Labor & Unions

article Gateway Casinos may seek court injunction after incidents between picketers, drivers (7/13/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos intends to seek a B.C. Supreme Court injunction if picketers in Kamloops don’t get out of the way of customers attempting to...
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Ontario Gaming

article Ajax pays out nearly $60,000 to Pickering, Durham Live (7/12/2018)
(Ontario) -- The Town of Ajax has been taking its fight to keep its casino to court, and the community is paying for it in more ways than one. Ajax has not only lost its...
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First Nations

article The specific claims process is about justice for First Nations, not charity (7/11/2018)
(Canada) -- "Specific claims" is a simple phrase that describes a hugely important issue: the body of outstanding violations against First Nations, accumulated...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article ACLU files sex and age discrimination suit against Newport Grand (7/11/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Wednesday filed a sex- and age-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the...
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Sports Betting

article New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Sues US Sport’s Major Leagues (7/11/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s Monmouth Park is suing US sport’s major leagues over blocking betting in the garden state for the last four years. New Jersey...
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Land Issues

article Only land link to Churchill, Man., may be sold and revived: rail company (7/10/2018)
(Manitoba) -- The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba says talks to sell the line and restore it are back on. Hudson Bay Railway says...
article Land-trust case raises red flags across Indian Country (7/9/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- A modest courthouse and a fledgling police force, a housing development for American Indian families and a school where students are taught...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article Monmouth Park demands $150m from sports leagues (7/10/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey racetrack Monmouth Park, who took the first legal sports wager in the state are looking for $150m in lost revenue after they were “...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping (7/10/2018)
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...
article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping (7/10/2018)
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...
article Feds Accuse Native American of Polluting Wetlands (7/9/2018)
(New York) -- The United States brought a federal complaint Monday against a Native American who it says has ignored a demand to clean up years of construction waste...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article 'Bitcoin Maven' sentenced to a year in prison for money laundering (7/9/2018)
(California) -- Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have for years been a preferred payment method on the so-called dark web — anything-goes corners of the internet...
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Federal Recognition

article Leech Lake Band gets first hearing on reservation restoration bill (7/9/2018)
(Minnesota) -- A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing on Capitol Hill this week.
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San Manuel Tribe

article Gene Simmons of Kiss settles suit alleging sexual battery at San Manuel Casino (7/9/2018)
(California) -- Rocker Gene Simmons has settled a lawsuit brought by a broadcaster who alleged Simmons made unwarranted sexual advances during an on-camera interview at...
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Other News

article Hoopa Valley Tribe Plans Lawsuit To Protect Salmon On The Brink Of Extinction (7/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) today announced that it will file a lawsuit within 60 days unless federal agencies reduce the numbers of Endangered...
article Hoopa Tribe to file lawsuit if PFMC doesn't preserve Coho salmon (7/18/2018)
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe released a statement Wednesday saying it will file a lawsuit within 60 days unless federal agencies reduce the number of Coho...
press release Hoopa Valley Tribe plans lawsuit over deaths of threatened salmon (7/18/2018)
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) today announced that it will file a lawsuit within 60 days unless federal agencies reduce the numbers of Endangered...
article What’s a slot machine? Florida court will decide (7/17/2018)
(Florida) -- If a video game looks like a slot machine, plays like a slot machine, and pays out like a slot machine, is it still a slot machine if you know whether you...
article In Mountain Village, Elder Judges Use Restorative Justice To Find Solutions (7/16/2018)
(Alaska) -- The first thing that Judge Eugene Landlord does is listen. He watches his clients’ body language. There’s a certain look in their eyes that he...
article Yolo County files suit against developers that built on Native American burial site improperly (7/14/2018)
(California) -- The Yolo County District Attorney announced Friday that it is filing a civil suit against several land development companies that failed to honor rules...
article Yolo files lawsuit over bulldozed Native American burials (7/14/2018)
(California) -- A civil lawsuit has been filed against four companies who allegedly bulldozed Native American burials in West Sacramento. Yolo County District Attorney...
article Resort board picks representatives for tribal lawsuit testimony (7/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Resort Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday picked representatives to provide testimony from the township's perspective as part of the Little...
article Harrah’s New Orleans sued for allegedly assaulting two gamblers who said they were card counting (7/12/2018)
(Louisiana) -- A federal lawsuit recently was filed by two men who claim they were playing blackjack at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino when casino workers and...
article Chevron told to pay $9.5 billion judgment to indigenous communities (7/12/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The highest court in Ecuador has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against energy giant Chevron for polluting indigenous communities. The plaintiffs in the...
article Black farmers say they were deliberately sold defective soybean seeds because of their race (7/11/2018)
(USA) -- A group of black soybean farmers from the South says a company intentionally sold them defective seeds in an elaborate scheme to place them at a disadvantage...
article How a state court and a tribal court collaborate on the Kenai (7/11/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Henu’ Community Wellness Court is a collaboration between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Alaska Court System. The joint-jurisdiction state-...
article Judge blocks reopening of election lawsuit (7/10/2018)
(Utah) -- At a court hearing on July 2, Federal Judge Robert Shelby summarily rejected a motion to reopen the contentious voting district lawsuit, with a lecture to...
article Halcón Wins Halt Of Tribal Court Contract Case [sub req] (7/9/2018)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota federal judge on Monday granted a Halcón unit’s bid to stop the Fort Berthold District Court of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the...
article Erasing race but not racism in the Peter Khill trial (7/7/2018)
(Ontario) -- On June 27, 2018, a jury found Peter Khill not guilty of second-degree murder for the Feb. 4, 2016 killing of Jonathan Styres, an Indigenous father of two...
article With heavy fines looming, Belmont man abiding by latest court order (7/7/2018)
(New Hampshire) -- A Belmont landowner who for years has been clashing with the town over keeping unused vehicles and other scrap on his property, and altering building...
article U.S. Postal Service must pay $3.5 million after confusing Statue of Liberty with ‘sexier’ Las Vegas replica (7/7/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- They sounded like one of those perfect romantic odd couples at first — the kind you can’t understand how they even hooked up, but they seem so...
article County Superior, Yurok Tribal Courts partner for family wellness court (7/6/2018)
(California) -- This month marked the launch of a partnership between the Humboldt County Superior Court and Yurok Tribal Court to form a joint family wellness court...
article Attorney Defending Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Says 1st Amendment Is the 'Only Litmus Test' (7/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The attorney representing right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said he loves the First Amendment and will represent individuals of any political...
article Ontario chiefs call on Attorney General to appeal Peter Khill verdict (7/5/2018)
(Ontario) -- Chief Ava Hill is asking the province's Attorney General to appeal the not guilty verdict for Peter Khill, with chiefs across Ontario joining the call...

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