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Crow Tribe

article Wyoming courts got Crow Tribe treaty wrong, says U.S. solicitor general (5/23/2018)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming courts got it wrong and the U.S. Supreme Court should review the case in which a Crow tribal member has asserted his 150-year-old treaty right to...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Wisconsin high court backing Ho-Chunk, protecting burial sites (5/23/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A concrete company can’t dig up American Indian burial mounds located within its southern Wisconsin quarry, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday...
article Deadlocked state Supreme Court decision protects effigy mounds (5/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of Native American effigy mounds located within a quarry southeast of Madison will remain protected by the state after a divided Wisconsin Supreme...
article State’s high court backs Ho-Chunk, protects burial sites (5/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A concrete company can’t dig up American Indian burial mounds located within its southern Wisconsin quarry, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday...
article Tie vote at Wisconsin Supreme Court protects Native American burial site (5/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Native American burial mounds within a quarry outside of Madison will remain protected after a tie vote at the Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article N.J. may launch lawsuit against NFL, MLB and other leagues that fought sports betting (5/23/2018)
(New Jersey) -- For seven years, America's major professional and college sports leagues fought New Jersey in court to stop the state from legalizing sports betting...
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Tribal Courts

article Forgotten Justice: After decades, tribal courts, police slowly regaining lost authority (5/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson wrote Congress detailing the nation’s maltreatment of Native Americans, a people he described as an “...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Hearings set on Leslie Rutledge ballot blockade (5/22/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Alex Gray, a lawyer in lawsuits attempting to get around Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's blockade of all ballot proposals for 2018, sends word that...
article More suits filed against Rutledge over failure to approve ballot initiatives (5/21/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Robert Reed, who's tried repeatedly without success to get Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's approval of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana...
article Arkansas attorney general moves ballot initiative lawsuit to federal court ahead of hearing (5/18/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, under court order to answer questions about some of her decision-making practices, blocked Friday’s...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Cripple Creek casino owner files lawsuit to block competitor's hotel project (5/22/2018)
(Colorado) -- Triple Crown Casinos filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Cripple Creek and Full House Resorts Inc., appealing last month's approval of a $70...
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Colville Tribe

article Colville Tribes Takes Major Step Forward in $2.7M Breach-of-Contract Case (5/22/2018)
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes has won a preliminary victory in its breach of contract case against two western Washington companies, South Bay Excavating and...
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Opioid Crisis

article Nez Perce Tribe joins opioids suit (5/22/2018)
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe has joined a multi-district lawsuit targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribe said in a news release that a lawsuit was...
article Nez Perce Tribe Suing Opioid Drug Manufacturers (5/21/2018)
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe is suing a variety of manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs. According to a press release the complaint alleges that the opioid...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

PASPA Decision

article A Supreme Court Decision That Was a Wild Card (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 2017, Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court reporter for The Times, was sitting next to an animated Gov. Chris Christie as he listened to...
article Did the Supreme Court Legalize US Sports Betting? Not So Much, But Many Americans Remain Confused (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been a week since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA),...
article Sports betting legalization: How we got here (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- The prohibition of alcohol began January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment took effect, making the business of booze illegal. Drinking initially declined, but...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Tribe Continues Challenge to State Utility Taxes (5/22/2018)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has gone to a federal appeals court as part of a long-running legal dispute about whether the tribe should be shielded from...
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Social Gaming

article BLOG: New Washington Class Action Targets GSN Over Social Gaming (5/22/2018)
(Washington) -- Washington State-based class-action law firm Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC has filed another complaint targeting the providers of “free play”...
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Sports Leagues

article MLB’s Manfred Discusses Betting for First Time Since SCOTUS Decision (5/22/2018)
(New York) -- In his first public comments since the Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred renewed calls for a...
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Supreme Court

article Oklahoma Indian Territory question to be heard by Supreme Court, stemming from murder appeal (5/22/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A case set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court could have implications for nearly half the state if a lower court's ruling overturning an American...
article SCOTUS Agrees to Review Murder Appeal That Could Upend State and Tribal Jurisdiction in Oklahoma (5/22/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case about Native American territory and a 1999 murder that could broadly affect tribal sovereignty and...
article Feds, Wyo. Urge Justices To Spurn Tribes' Land Suits [sub req] (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government and the state of Wyoming have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject challenges to a Tenth Circuit ruling that the Eastern...
article SCOTUS agrees to review murder appeal that could upend state and tribal jurisdiction in Oklahoma (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case about Native American territory and a 1999 murder that could broadly affect tribal...
article Justices Take Up Murder Case Involving Tribal Land (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction to try a tribe member for murder based on 1866 territorial boundaries...
article Justices to Review Oklahoma's Indian Territory Murder Appeal (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will hear Oklahoma's plea to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence of an American Indian. The justices on Monday...
article Oklahoma, Business Groups Get Supreme Court Review in Murder Case (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an unusual death penalty case that could have outsize implications for businesses operating in Oklahoma. The...
article SCOTUS considers whether to hear two Oklahoma tribal cases (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Oklahoma tribal cases are awaiting action by the U.S. Supreme Court: an Osage wind farm dispute and a Creek murder case that could determine...
article U.S. Supreme Court to hear Oklahoma case on criminal jurisdiction involving tribal members (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Oklahoma regarding where the state has jurisdiction in criminal cases...
article Supreme Court rulings could determine nearly half of state is tribal land [sub req] (5/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Two Oklahoma tribal cases are awaiting action by the U.S. Supreme Court: an Osage wind farm dispute and a Creek murder case that could determine that half...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Quil Ceda Village tax case underway in federal court (5/22/2018)
(Washington) -- According to the Washington Department of Revenue, Tulalip’s Quil Ceda Village generates approximately $40 million in tax revenues each year, but...
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Upper Skagit

article Supreme Court Decides Upper Skagit Indiana Tribe v. Lundgren (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Upper Skagit Indiana Tribe v. Lundgren, No 17-387, holding that its prior decision...
article DECISION: Upper Skagit Tribe v. Lundgren (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe purchased a roughly 40-acre plot of land and then commissioned a boundary survey. The survey convinced the Tribe that...
article Justices Punt Decision on Land Dispute With Tribe (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday perpetuated a years-long fight between a couple and a Native American tribe over a single acre of land in...
article LEGAL ANALYSIS: Justices reject state-court justification for limiting tribal immunity from state-court actions to adjudicate title to land (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rarely have I read a set of opinions that so closely tracked the discussion at oral argument as the opinions this morning in Upper Skagit Indian...
article LEGAL BLOG: A “view” from the courtroom: Strength in numbers (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- After the court put a major dent in its pending caseload last week, with five relatively significant decisions, including the much-discussed ruling...
article Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is asking Washington state’s highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its...
article Supreme Court sends tribe's land dispute back to Washington state court (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated and remanded [opinion, PDF] the Washington State Supreme Court ruling for the Lundgren family in Upper Skagit...
article Supreme Court sides with tribal interests in sovereign immunity case (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a rare win for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched sovereign immunity case. By a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Ninth Circuit Berates Federal Judge, Reassigns His Case (5/22/2018)
(Nevada) -- The Ninth Circuit berated a district court judge as it overturned a series of lower court decisions on Tuesday, bringing clarity to a complex water rights...
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Allergan Patent

article Tribe Says It's Not Just 'Collecting A Check' From Patents [sub req] (5/21/2018)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is gearing up to actively use the patents it bought from Allergan PLC to develop new medicines, proving the purchase wasn’...
article PTAB’s Sovereign Power Superior to State/Tribes (5/18/2018)
(New York) -- On June 4th, the Federal Circuit will hear arguments in Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. As a reminder this case will explore whether...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article Gov. Brown disputes feds on tribal sovereignty issue (5/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- Governor Kate Brown on Monday affirmed the sovereignty of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes and their right to health care in the face of...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article SD Shouldn't Get Quick Win Over Excise Tax, Tribe Argues [sub req] (5/21/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Federal Native American law precludes a state excise tax on contractors working on an Indian casino, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe said in a recent...
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Land Issues

article Indian Tribes Continue to Challenge the NLRB's Jurisdiction Over Casinos Located on Indian Lands (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes continue to challenge the NLRB's jurisdiction over casinos located on Indian lands and courts continue to side with the NLRB. In...
article AG argues against Supreme Court review of tribal boundary case (5/21/2018)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have not posed "any new or significant concern about the law of reservation diminishment" that...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Calif. County Must Face $77M Hemp Seizure Suit, Court Told [sub req] (5/21/2018)
(California) -- Cannabis Science Inc., American States University and others urged a California federal court Friday not to toss their suit against a California county...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article Indian Tribes foresee opportunities and higher revenues after SC ruling on sports betting (5/21/2018)
(USA) -- American-Indian tribes are gearing up for a new world of opportunities and increased revenues following the US Supreme Court ruling that annulled the 25-year-...
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Voter Suppression

article Commentary: Voter ID issue deserves something better than Democratic rhetoric (5/20/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Recently, incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused North Dakota lawmakers of working to suppress the votes of college students and Native American citizens
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South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota casino owners settle disability claim for $45K (5/19/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency has reached a settlement with the owners of a South Dakota casino for refusing to hire an applicant taking prescribed medication.
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Other News

article Grandma sues government for $1M for taking grandsons 'BIA gave tribal council the middle finger,' attorney says (5/23/2018)
(Montana) -- A Glendive woman who claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated a tribal order when it handcuffed her and removed her two grandsons from the Northern...
article Ontario lawyers receive guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture (5/23/2018)
(Ontario) -- The regulatory body for Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history...
article Vice Media, rights groups at SCC to challenge production order ruling (5/23/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A case being heard at the Supreme Court of Canada today could be an early indicator of how new Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner looks at issues of free...
article Ontario lawyers receive guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture (5/23/2018)
(Toronto) -- The regulatory body for Ontario's lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history...
article Courts from around Michigan holding forum in Harbor Springs (5/21/2018)
(Michigan) -- Representatives from tribal, state and federal courts all around Michigan are meeting to talk about working together cooperatively. The Michigan Tribal...
article First Nation scores 'big, big win' in Quill Lakes environmental assessment dispute with Sask. gov't (5/18/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A lawyer for the Pasqua First Nation says an out-of-court settlement reached with the Saskatchewan government this week will guarantee the public a say...
article Specialty court to include Native American customs (5/18/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Second Judicial District officials on Friday launched a new specialty court that incorporates traditional, Native American customs and medically assisted...
article KSFR Follows up With Liz Wallace About Counterfeit Native American Jewelry Trial (5/18/2018)
(New Mexico) -- KSFR Art Beat Reporter John Shannon followed up on our recent story from the dark side of the art world concerning fake Native American art work. Here...
article Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act (5/17/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of...
article Jamestown oyster farm in wildlife refuge put on hold (5/17/2018)
(Washington) -- Permitting for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's proposed oyster farm at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is on hold until at least a November...
article State attorney general wants to give more criminal justice options to tribes (5/16/2018)
(Alaska) -- The state is taking steps to expand the criminal justice authority of Alaska Native tribes. Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth talked about the initiatives at...
article Prominent Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to stealing federal money meant for Native Americans (5/16/2018)
(Ohio) -- A prominent activist known for his opposition to the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $77,000 in...
article Lakewood says attorneys for unarmed man killed by police are lying about what witnesses saw (5/16/2018)
(Washington) -- In response to a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Native American man police shot to death in 2015, the City of Lakewood offers a blunt answer:...
article Ramapough Indians File Federal Lawsuit Against Town, Polo Club (5/16/2018)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation filed a federal lawsuit Monday that alleges the town has illegally fined them $480,000 and is taking away the tribe's...
article Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling (5/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a...
article Work still needed years after landmark ruling on Indigenous sentencing: lawyers (5/14/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Nearly two decades after a landmark court decision on sentencing Indigenous offenders, lawyers say there are no national standards for implementing...
article Casino Strike able to re-open after winning High Court action (5/11/2018)
(India) -- In India, the shuttered Casino Strike in the small state of Goa has reportedly won a Bombay High Court action and will now be able to re-open after down-...
article Class action suit says Canada used Indigenous people as medical 'guinea pigs' (5/10/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan man has launched a class-action lawsuit, alleging the federal government is responsible for experiments and the inadequate medical...
article Indigenous advisers meet with Lakehead University president over law school concerns (5/10/2018)
(Ontario) -- Members of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the Lakehead University law school in Thunder Bay, Ont., held a lengthy meeting with Lakehead's interim...
article Casino Strike gets interim relief from Bombay HC; allowed to resume operations on payment of Rs. 10 crores (5/10/2018)
(India) -- The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court allowed Goan Hotels and Realty Pvt. Ltd., the company that operates Casino Strike in Grand Hyatt hotel, to resume...

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