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3/20/2014

article The Uneasy Coexistence of Conservative Justice and Tribal Rights at the Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Many people outside of Indian Country are unaware that something big is brewing at the Supreme Court for Indian tribes. And, perhaps surprisingly,...

1/8/2014

article CN files amicus brief on Bay Mills case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation has joined 11 other tribes in support of the Bay Mills Indian Community in its lawsuit against the state of Michigan, which is...

12/24/2013

article Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Bay Mills Case
(Michigan) -- Oral arguments were heard December 2 in the case of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. The Bay Mills Indian Community (Tribe) had opened a casino on...

12/23/2013

article D'ERRICO: The Maddening and Dangerous Muddle of Federal Indian Law
(Washington D.C.) -- Confusion abounded on a crucial point during oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community on December 2,...

12/17/2013

article Supreme Court Disputes Absolute Sovereignty of Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- This column is about oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court that took place on December 2, 2013 in the case Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community...

12/10/2013

article Significant Indian gaming case heads to Supreme Court, and that doesn't bode well for future of tribal casinos
(Michigan) -- Maybe the best way to understand how a tiny tribal slot casino came to hold the fate of the nation’s tribal gaming under its little roof is to drive...

12/7/2013

article Editorial: U.S. casino debate began in region
(Michigan) -- Even those who live there would probably describe Vanderbilt as a "quiet" or "sleepy" type of community. Nestled near the Pigeon River...

12/5/2013

article Casino debate begins in Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Monday in a case between the state of Michigan and the Bay Mills Indian Community over whether tribe...
article Editorial: U.S. casino debate began in region
(Michigan) -- Even those who live there would probably describe Vanderbilt as a "quiet" or "sleepy" type of community. Nestled near the Pigeon River...
article Schrader: High court doesn't bode well for Bay Mills, Indian rights
(Michigan) -- Monday was the state of Michigan vs. the Bay Mills Indian Community — or so most of us thought. Actually, it was more of a battle between Bay Mills...

12/4/2013

article Bay Mills at Supreme Court; Tribal Sovereignty Under Trial
(Washington D.C.) -- Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court wants to use the Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community case to severely limit tribal sovereignty.

12/3/2013

article With transcript: Debate over shuttered Bay Mills casino begins in Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments in a case between the state of Michigan and the Bay Mills Indian Community over whether tribe casinos...

12/2/2013

article Arguments made in Bay Mills casino case in U.S. Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today, Monday, Dec. 2, in case between the state of Bay Mills versus the state of Michigan in a case that...
article Bay Mills casino case in U.S. Supreme Court could impact tribal, state sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today, Monday, Dec. 2, in case between the state of Bay Mills versus the state of Michigan in a case that...
article Court seems wary in American Indian casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court seemed wary of making any changes to tribal sovereignty laws as it considered whether Michigan can permanently block an American...
article Fletcher Commentary on the Michigan v. Bay Mills Argument
(Washington D.C.) -- My read of the transcript is below. Same disclaimers as always — I wasn’t there; cold transcripts are treacherous; and, especially, none...
article High Court hears arguments over tribal immunity in Michigan case
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawyers for the Michigan attorney general’s office and a state-based American Indian tribe went before the U.S. Supreme Court today, arguing...
article Native Americans face casino limits as Supreme Court weighs Michigan case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is threatening further restrictions on the legal independence of Native American communities after hearing a landmark case brought...
article Supreme Court Considers Limits To Tribal Casinos’ Sovereign Immunity [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court was weighing the limits of tribal sovereign immunity under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Monday, after justices heard a...
article Supreme Court hears arguments over Michigan's bid to shut tribal casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of a small northern Michigan casino took center stage Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that tests the limits of Native...
article Supreme Court Hears Tribe’s Casino Case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bay Mills native American tribe in Michigan opened a small casino in November, 2010, but a federal judge in that district ordered the casino...
article Supreme Court takes on Bay Mills casino controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- A northern Michigan casino is at the center of a major U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with tribal rights. The Michigan Attorney General is fighting...
article Tribal sovereignty at issue in US Supreme Court case out of Michigan
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court will hear today in a fight over a tribal casino in a small, northern Michigan town. But there’s more than a...
article US Supreme Court hears Bay Mills casino case with implications for tribal gaming, sovereign immunity
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court this morning was scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that could have broad implications for tribal sovereign immunity...

12/1/2013

article Stakes high as U.S. Supreme Court hears Michigan tribal case on gaming dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- A small, shuttered casino in a tiny Up North town is at the center of a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court today that could redefine when...

11/30/2013

article Mike Connell: High court rolls dice on Port Huron casino
(Michigan) -- Over the past dozen years, efforts to open a casino in Port Huron have been thwarted by the oddest collection of bedfellows — Harry Reid and Tom...

11/29/2013

article Casino case before U.S. Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- “Will the Bay Mills casino open again?” has been the prevailing question among citizens of Vanderbilt for nearly three years. On Monday...

11/28/2013

article Supreme Court hears Bay Mills gaming case on December 2
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, on Monday.

11/27/2013

article Bay Mills Hinges On High Court's Loyalty To Precedent
(Washington D.C.) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court gearing up to hear arguments Monday on whether the Bay Mills Indian Community's rights allow for a controversial...

11/26/2013

article Supreme Confidence: Focus builds on Bay Mills casino before high court
(Michigan) -- As tension mounts leading up to arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in Michigan v. Bay Mills, 63 Indian communities and U.S. Solicitor General Donald....

11/21/2013

article Supreme Problem: One Tribe Pressured to Waive Sovereignty for Good of the Whole
(California) -- When should tribal sovereignty for all trump the sovereignty of one tribe? That’s a question many in Indian country are pondering as the U.S....

11/19/2013

article DOJ to join Supreme Court argument in Bay Mills gaming case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Justice will be participating in oral arguments for Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case that will be...

11/9/2013

article How Tribes Can Prepare for Tribal Sovereignty Blow From Supreme Court
(Arizona) -- In the first part of this two-part series, we provided a short history of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian...

11/7/2013

article COLUMN: The Bay Mills Buck Stops With NIGC
(Washington) -- With a case of potentially catastrophic consequence for Indian country now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, all of the players who can possibly...

11/5/2013

article Will the Supreme Court Use Bay Mills Case to Blow Up Tribal Sovereignty?
(Washington D.C.) -- As regular visitors to this site and other Indian country media outlets no doubt have seen in recent weeks, Native nation leaders, tribal attorneys...

11/4/2013

article Tribe rebuffs state AG in Vanderbilt casino case
(Michigan) -- Sixty-three Indian communities and U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. have joined in support of the Bay Mills Indian Community in briefs filed...

10/29/2013

press release NIGA ALERT: Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, Supreme Court to Determine Limits of Tribal Sovereign Immunity
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in the case of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community on December 2, 2013....

10/25/2013

article Court to hear tribal casino case
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in December on what power, if any, the state has to shut down an American Indian casino in northern Michigan.

10/21/2013

article Editorial: Don't bet on a Bay Mills court victory
(Michigan) -- Port Huron’s hope for casino gambling could be coming to a close. When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian...

10/18/2013

article Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills case / Could affect casino attempts in Port Huron
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in December on what power, if any, the state has to shut down an American Indian casino in northern...

10/17/2013

article Bay Mills casino case set for December argument before US Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorneys for the state of Michigan and for an Indian tribe looking to re-open its casino in northern Michigan will have their moment before the U.S...

10/9/2013

article BROADMAN: The NIGC Can Fix Bay Mills
(Washington) -- By now, we all knows the risk of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this winter.
article Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching
(Michigan) -- After a U.S. Supreme Court summer session this year that will go down in history for controversial decisions that gutted voting rights, affirmed marriage...

10/1/2013

article Bryan Newland: Closer look at gaming compacts in Michigan
(Michigan) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court due to consider Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, Bryan Newland takes a closer look at the Class...

9/30/2013

article Homer A. Mandoka and Dennis V. Kequom: Off-reservation casino bids might be Indians' undoing
(Michigan) -- Indian Country is all too familiar with the perils of taking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Even under the best legal circumstances, the high court...

9/25/2013

article Bids for Limitless Off-Reservation Casinos Turns Into Tragic Supreme Court Showdown
(Michigan) -- Indian country is all too familiar with the perils of taking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Even under the best legal circumstances, the high court...
article States submit briefs in Supreme Court's Indian gaming case
(Michigan) -- State governments are lining up to assert their interests in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.

9/23/2013

article Supreme Court arguments set for Dec. 2 on Vanderbilt casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- In a move supporting Michigan state attorney general Bill Schuette’s efforts, attorney generals in 17 other states have filed petitions...

9/18/2013

press release Bids for Limitless Off-Reservation Casinos Turns into Tragic Supreme Court Showdown
(Michigan) -- Indian Country is all too familiar with the perils of taking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Even under the best legal circumstances, the high...

9/15/2013

blog Dave Palermo: NIGC opinion crucial to Bay Mills case
(Washington D.C.) -- A 2010 opinion by the federal Indian gambling regulatory agency that it has no jurisdiction over a tiny, Vanderbilt, Mich., casino could lead to a...

9/13/2013

article Indian Gaming Fears Another Supreme Court Setback [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding an American Indian tribe’s effort to open an off-reservation casino in tiny Vanderbilt,...
article NIGC urged to take action amid pending Supreme Court case
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians is urging the National Indian Gaming Commission to take action to prevent a negative ruling in Michigan v...

9/12/2013

article Odds keep getting longer for Port Huron casino court win
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed his U.S. Supreme Court brief against Bay Mills Vanderbilt casino. The Blue Water Area still is trying...

9/11/2013

article Indian Group Fears High Court's Wrath In Bay Mills Case
(New York) -- A Native American rights organization on Tuesday asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to shut down a Michigan Indian casino in a bid to moot an...

9/6/2013

article U.S. Supreme Court to hear Vanderbilt casino arguments in December
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case, Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Community in December after nearly three years of legal maneuvering regarding the...

9/5/2013

article Michigan Attorney General files brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Vanderbilt tribal casino case
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Attorney General entered his first legal brief to the Supreme Court last week in a case that could determine the future of where Native...
article Schrader: Court could defeat Bay Mills, hurt American Indian rights
(Michigan) -- Many within the America Indian community are warning Bay Mills to “Stay away from the U.S. Supreme Court.” They fear Bay Mills’ fight to...

9/4/2013

article Schuette argues state has right to stop off-reservation casino in high court filing
(Michigan) -- Michigan should have the right to stop the Bay Mills Indian Community from operating an off-reservation casino in Vanderbilt, state Attorney General Bill...

8/5/2013

article INTERVIEW: Michigan Attorney General talks Vanderbilt casino case in U.S. Supreme Court, Detroit pensioners
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court determining whether Native American casinos can be located off tribal lands will be an key upcoming decision for the state, Michigan...

7/17/2013

article Supreme Court Will Hear Bay Mills v. Michigan Next Term
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed June 24 to hear the case of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community in its next term. The Bay Mills Indian Community (...

7/8/2013

article Court to decide casino closure
(Michigan) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Bay Mills Indian Community's casino in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula can be ordered closed by a...

7/4/2013

article Supreme Court Grants Cert In Indian Gaming Case
(Michigan) -- This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the State of Michigan's petition for a writ of certiorari in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian...

7/3/2013

article Off-Reservation Tribal Casino Challenge in Front of Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state can challenge a tribe’s right to open a casino in a case involving a three-year old conflict over...

7/1/2013

article Supreme Court Will Review Michigan V. Bay Mills Decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court agreed this week to review the Sixth Circuit's decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. The Court will decide (1)...

6/28/2013

article Court to decide if tribe’s casino can be closed
(Michigan) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Bay Mills Indian Community's casino in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula can be ordered closed by a...
article Schuette will battle Indian casino before Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- State Attorney General Bill Schuette is preparing to wage a fight against a Michigan Indian casino before the U.S. Supreme Court, attempting to illicit...

6/27/2013

article Supreme Court doesn't bode well for Bay Mills' casino bid
(Michigan) -- On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Bay Mills’s casino case. That’s huge. State Attorney General Bill Schuette is appealing the...

6/25/2013

article SCOTUS agrees to hear challenge to Vanderbilt casino
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the state can stop an Indian tribe from putting a casino on land it bought in northern Michigan. As...
article Supreme Court due to hear tribal casino case from Michigan
(Michigan) -- Tribal gaming issues in Michigan will once again be before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming year. Last year, the court issued its ruling in Salazar v....
article Supreme Court to decide if Vanderbilt casino can be closed
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the fate of the Vanderbilt Casino this fall. On Monday, the high court agreed to hear arguments regarding an appeal...
article U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- The nation’s highest court has agreed to decide whether the state can challenge a tribe’s right to open a casino in the northern Michigan town...
article U.S. Supreme Court To Review Michigan Casino Case [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will determine whether a state can sue to shut down an Indian casino operating outside tribal lands and in alleged violation...

6/24/2013

article Casino Spat Could Expose Tribes to Suits by States
(Washington D.C.) -- In a move that could expose Indian tribes across the country to lawsuits from state authorities, the Supreme Court agreed Monday to assess plans for...
article Michigan off-reservation gambling case to be heard by USSC
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Monday that arguments will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the state’s legal challenge...
article Schuette looking forward to Indian casino argument before Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s arguments against the opening of an Upper Peninsula Indian...
article Supreme Court takes Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case
(Michigan) -- Acting against the advice of the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills...
article U.S. Supreme Court to consider closure of Michigan casino
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider what power, if any, the state has to shut down an American Indian casino in northern Michigan in a case...
article U.S. Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills casino case, could impact other proposed Michigan casinos
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case of a tribal casino in northern Michigan that the state claims was unlawfully opened.
article Vanderbilt Casino issue headed to U.S. Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments regarding his appeal of a ruling by the U.S....

6/4/2013

article Port Huron casino odds rising
(Michigan) -- Port Huron could be a step closer to having a casino. In May, the U.S. Solicitor General sided with Bay Mills in a case that could go to the U.S. Supreme...
article Solicitor General agrees with 6th Circuit, Bay Mills in Vanderbilt casino case
(Michigan) -- In the ongoing legal struggle between the Michigan Attorney General and the Bay Mills Indian Community, the question still remains whether the Bay Mills...
press release Statement by the Bay Mills Indian Community regarding today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community is deeply concerned by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review this case as it is in any case where it appears the...

5/16/2013

article Bay Mills tribal casino gets reprieve, for now
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is not likely to take up the case of a tribal casino in northern Michigan on the advice of the U.S. Solicitor General.

2/7/2013

article Cliff Schrader: Port Huron missed a bet with '91 casino gambling proposal
(Michigan) -- Port Huron’s dream to become economically relevant again with a massive $300 million downtown casino continues to sink. Legal challenges to the Bay...

1/24/2013

article Convention center needs a casino
(Michigan) -- There have been all kinds of articles about how St. Clair County’s new convention center project will help Port Huron and improve the city’s...

1/7/2013

article Supreme Court requests DOJ's views in Bay Mills gaming litigation
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is taking more time to consider a petition in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case.
article U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Fate Of Vanderbilt Casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court made a move Monday that may indicate it’s interested in deciding the fate of a northern Michigan casino.

1/6/2013

article Supreme Court considers petition in Bay Mills gaming litigation
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a petition in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette...

12/3/2012

article Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming lawsuit
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an Indian gaming lawsuit involving the Bay Mills Indian Community.

9/14/2012

article Casino plans in Flint Township may be discussed by new Bay Mills tribal chairman at business association gathering
(Michigan) -- The newest tribal chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community may address the future of a potential casino on 28 acres near Dutcher and Lennon roads in...

8/24/2012

article Editorial: New ruling could help casino project
(Michigan) -- The idea of an Indian casino built on non-tribal land in downtown Lansing is less fanciful than when proposed in January thanks to a pointed federal court...

8/17/2012

article Vanderbilt community 'cautiously optimistic' casino could reopen
(Michigan) -- From the Elkhorn Grill and Tavern to The Natural Look Hair Salon, people in Vanderbilt were abuzz with the news the Bay Mills Vanderbilt Casino might...

8/16/2012

article Flint Township supervisor waits for word on fate of proposed Bay Mills casino after court ruling
(Michigan) -- The township supervisor is waiting to see whether a federal court ruling might jump-start a proposed casino on land owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community...
article 'Vacating of injunction' - what will it mean for shuttered Vanderbilt casino?
(Michigan) -- It is not immediately known what the outcome will be for the shuttered Bay Mills Vanderbilt Casino now that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit...
article Appeals court voids order closing Bay Mills casino
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court has voided a judge's order that forced the 2011 closing of the Bay Mills Indian Community's casino in Michigan's...
article Bay Mills casino wins a reprieve
(Michigan) -- The prevailing wisdom was the Bay Mills Indian Community’s hopes to operate an off-reservation gambling casino in Vanderbilt and a possible casino in...
article Court vacates casino injunction
(Michigan) -- The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday regarding the state’s lawsuit against Bay Mills Indian Community’s casino in...
article Vanderbilt casino could reopen after federal appeals court rules in favor of Bay Mills Indian Community
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community can reopen its small casino in northern Michigan in light of a Court of Appeals ruling, but legal questions remain about the...

8/15/2012

article Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Shuttered Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- A small casino north of Gaylord is expected to remain closed for now, despite a legal victory today for the Vanderbilt Casino. It quietly opened back in...

4/11/2012

article Report says May hearing to reopen Bay Mills Indian Community casino at Vanderbilt may be postponed
(Michigan) -- A May court hearing that could allow the Bay Mills Indian Community to reopen a Vanderbilt casino may be delayed, according to this report in the Petosky...

4/3/2012

article Hearing to reopen Bay Mills Vanderbilt casino may be postponed
(Michigan) -- Five months after the Bay Mills Indian Community opened a small casino in Vanderbilt in November 2010, a federal judge struck down an appeal by the tribe...

11/10/2011

article Jeff Parker Ousted As President/Chairman of the Bay Mills Executive Committee
(Michigan) -- Jeff Parker held the Presidency of the Bay Mills Executive Committee for a total of 20 years coinciding with Detroit gambling promoter Michael Malik’...

10/20/2011

article Flint Township, Bay Mills Indian Community begin discussions for payments in lieu of taxes, details of possible development
(Michigan) -- It’s a gamble that could have a big financial payoff for the township. If the 28-acre parcel at Lennon and Dutcher roads bought by an Indian tribe is...

10/3/2011

article Bay Mills Indian Community officials tell Flint Township Board of Trustees they want to begin partnership,
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community officials said they want to foster partnerships with Flint Township, even though the future of a planned development still is in...
article Bay Mills leader: Tribe won't try to open Flint Township casino until Vanderbilt court case is resolved
(Michigan) -- Don't expect officials for the Bay Mills Indian Community to spend a lot of time talking about a potential new casino on land it owns in the township...
article Could Flint Township get a casino?
(Michigan) -- Officials for the Bay Mills Indian Community will be in Flint Township Tonight, but don't expect them to spend much time talking about a potential...

8/3/2011

article Parties due back in court over Bay Mills off-reservation casino
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan will be back in court next Tuesday, August 9, in a lawsuit over its off-reservation casino.

8/2/2011

article Bay Mills Casino Controversy Continues
(Michigan) -- The controversy over the Bay Mills Casino in Vanderbilt continues. The Attorney General's office filed an amended complaint to add specific tribal...

7/5/2011

article Appeals Court Affirms Decision To Close Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- A three-judge federal appeals court panel is not convinced the Vanderbilt Casino is legal. It's not a final ruling on the legality of the Bay Mills...

7/1/2011

article Bay Mills’ Request to Reopen Vanderbilt Casino Denied
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community’s second request to reopen its Vanderbilt, Michigan-based casino was denied by federal appellate judges on Wednesday,...
article Vanderbilt casino to remain closed
(Michigan) -- A federal circuit court of appeals decision filed Wednesday upheld a March 29 Federal District Court order to close the Bay Mills Indian Community’s...

6/30/2011

article Bay Mills' request to reopen casino denied again
(Michigan) -- Federal appellate judges have denied Bay Mills Indian Community’s second request to reopen its Vanderbilt casino. Judges ruled Wednesday that the...

6/19/2011

article Casino battle shifts to Ohio
(Michigan) -- As it turns out, the breaking news last week about a possible casino in Port Huron did not emerge from Washington D.C. Nope, the real scoop took place...

4/22/2011

article Tribe responds to LTBB lowering gambling age
(Michigan) -- Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians officially lowered their gambling age to 19 on Monday, April 18, in an admitted attempt to raise gaming revenues...

4/19/2011

article Connell: Parker says casino will open next year
(Michigan) -- It might sound optimistic to the edge of delusional, but the longtime leader of the Bay Mills Indian Community says he expects the tribe will open a casino...
article Despite legal setback, Bay Mills tribal leader tells newspaper he wants to open Port Huron casino in 2012
(Michigan) -- A Bay Mills Indian Community leader has told the Port Huron Times Herald that he expects the tribe will open a casino in Port Huron within the next 15...

4/17/2011

article Connell: Parker says casino will open next year
(Michigan) -- It might sound optimistic to the edge of delusional, but the longtime leader of the Bay Mills Indian Community says he expects the tribe will open a casino...

4/16/2011

article Judge denies reopening of casino
(Michigan) -- A federal judge has denied Bay Mills Indian Community's request to reopen its Vanderbilt casino while the legality of its operations is argued in court.

4/15/2011

article Bay Mills appeal to reopen Vanderbilt casino denied
(Michigan) -- On Thursday, Federal Judge Paul L. Maloney denied a motion by the Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) to stay a March 29 injunction which would have allowed...
article Judge rejects appeal to reopen Vanderbilt casino
(Michigan) -- An appeal by the Bay Mills Indian Community to reopen its Vanderbilt casino was denied Thursday afternoon in federal court. On March 29, a U.S. District...

4/8/2011

article Bay Mills requests judge lift Vanderbilt casino injunction until decision reached
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community has requested federal judge Paul Maloney lift his injunction and allow the tribe to operate its Vanderbilt casino until a...

4/3/2011

blog Rob Schmidt: Tribes vs. tribes
(California) -- Someone asked me what I thought of the Bay Mills casino: "What do you think of the situation in Michigan with one tribe (with other tribes allied to...

4/2/2011

article Casino plan hits setback
(Michigan) -- Plans for bringing a casino here have taken a blow. Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp says the casino plan might be dashed after a federal judge ordered Bay...

4/1/2011

article Bay Mills Appeals Decision To Close Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- The Upper Peninsula Indian tribe that owns a small casino in Vanderbilt has filed an appeal in federal court. Leaders of the Bay Mills Indian Community say...
article Bay Mills Indians appeal US judge's order that forced closing of their Vanderbilt casino
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community says it has appealed a federal judge's order that forced the closing of its casino in Michigan's northern Lower...
article Bay Mills shuts down new casino
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community complied with the court ordered injunction temporarily shutting down gaming at the Vanderbilt Casino, issued on March 29, 2011....
article Cliff Schrader: Bay Mills, Port Huron down, but not out in casino quest
(Michigan) -- After a decade-long struggle, Port Huron's dream of landing a casino on the city's waterfront just went up in smoke again. Or did it? The Bay Mills...

3/31/2011

article Bay Mills bid for city casino hasn't ended
(Michigan) -- A court injunction that forced Vanderbilt's casino to close Tuesday is a blow to the Bay Mills Indian Community -- and Port Huron. Those who believe...

3/30/2011

article Bay Mills appeals preliminary injunction of Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community appealed the preliminary injunction granted by a federal judge that closed the Vanderbilt Casino Tuesday. Bay Mills' lawyers...
article Judge orders Tribal casino to close
(Michigan) -- A federal judge Tuesday ordered a Tribal-run casino shut down, saying the casino is operating illegally outside of so-called “Indian land.” U.S...
article Report says Bay Mills will continue fight to keep Vanderbilt casino open
(Michigan) -- A television station is reporting that the Bay Mills Indian Community won't give up its efforts to continue operating its casino at Vanderbilt. A...
article Vanderbilt casino follows injunction, closes Tuesday
(Michigan) -- On Tuesday, James Nye, spokesperson for the Little Traverse Bay of Odawa Indians and coalition of tribes opposed to the November opening of the casino,...
article Vanderbilt Casino: Two Competing Interests With Statewide Implications
(Michigan) -- A small casino in Vanderbilt was ordered closed Tuesday. A federal judge says the casino, north of Gaylord, is probably not legal. He says keeping it open...

3/29/2011

article Bay Mills must shut down Vanderbilt Casino by noon today
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Vanderbilt Casino will shut down at noon Tuesday, and 20 people will lose their jobs effective immediately. This comes just days after oral...
article Court rules Bay Mills Indian Community casino at Vanderbilt must close by noon today
(Michigan) -- A federal judge has ruled that the Bay Mills Indian Community must shut down its casino at Vanderbilt by noon today, raising new questions about the future...
article Employee: Vanderbilt casino closed
(Michigan) -- A Vanderbilt casino has closed following an order handed out by a federal judge this morning. A woman who answered the phone at the Bay Mills casino said...
article Federal judge orders Vanderbilt casino closed
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community must cease gambling operations at its Vanderbilt casino by noon today. Federal Judge Paul J. Maloney issued the preliminary...
article Flint Township officials say they still haven't talked to Bay Mills Indian Community about land it owns here
(Michigan) -- Township officials say they still haven't talked to representatives of the Bay Mills Indian Community about prime commercial land it purchased here...
article Judge orders Bay Mills' Vanderbilt casino to close
(Michigan) -- A federal judge ordered the closure of the Bay Mills Indian Community's casino in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula on Tuesday while he decides if it is...
article Judge shuts Bay Mills tribe's casino in Vanderbilt
(Michigan) -- A federal judge shut down a northern Michigan casino operated by the Bay Mills Indian Community today on the grounds that it was run illegally because it...
press release Little Traverse Band Announces Favorable Ruling In Suit To Close Vanderbuilt Casino
(Michigan) -- The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (“Little Traverse”) is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the Western...
article Michigan Casino Shuttered After Court Order
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community was ordered to shut down its off-reservation casino in Vanderbilt Tuesday when a federal court judge granted an injunction...
article Potential casino takes big blow
(Michigan) -- Hopes for bringing a casino to the Blue Water Area might be dashed, Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp said after a federal judge ordered Bay Mills to shut down...
article Unlicensed casino in northern Michigan must close, judge rules
(Michigan) -- An unlicensed casino that opened suddenly in November in Vanderbilt, just north of Gaylord, appears to have closed at noon today after a federal judge...
article Vanderbilt casino follows injunction, closes Tuesday
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) closed the doors of its Vanderbilt casino at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after Federal Judge Paul L. Maloney issued an 18 page...
article Vanderbilt Casino Ordered Closed
(Michigan) -- The Vanderbilt Casino has been ordered closed immediately. The casino is north of Gaylord, and it's owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community. At about 9...
article Vanderbilt Village Council president: If casino closes today, 17 area residents will lose jobs
(Michigan) -- The president of the Vanderbilt Village Council said today that he's not sure what plans the Bay Mills Indian Community has for its casino there, but...

3/24/2011

article Federal judge hears arguments in Vanderbilt casino case
(Michigan) -- Federal Judge Paul Maloney heard arguments Wednesday in Kalamazoo’s U.S. District Court from the State Attorney General’s office and the Little...
article Vanderbilt casino's fate in judge's hands
(Michigan) -- A federal judge is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether an American Indian casino in Vanderbilt is operating legally. The decision about the...

3/23/2011

article Bay Mills in court over Vanderbilt casino today
(Michigan) -- A federal judge heard arguments to shutdown the Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt in Kalamazoo today. Ken Harrington, chairman of the Little...
article Hearing over Native American casino
(Michigan) -- A hearing is being held in Kalamazoo today to discuss the controversy surrounding the Bay Mills Indian Community Casino at Vanderbilt. The Little Traverse...
article Judge reviews Vanderbilt casino case
(Michigan) -- A Federal Court Judge says he needs more time before he makes a decision regarding whether or not the Bay Mills Tribe's Vanderbilt Casino is legal or...
article No Decision Yet on Legality of Vanderbilt Casino
(Michigan) -- There is still no final decision on the legality of a controversial casino in Otsego County. Despite a federal court hearing Wednesday, the judge did not...
article Vanderbilt casino stays open for now; federal judge to rule later on request to close gaming facility
(Michigan) -- A casino in northern Michigan is illegal and should be closed immediately, a lawyer for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians argued in federal...

3/1/2011

article Federal judge sets Bay Mills Indian Community casino hearing for March 23
(Michigan) -- A hearing on a preliminary injunction request aimed at shutting down the Bay Mills Indian Community casino at Vanderbilt has been scheduled for March 23. A...

2/25/2011

article CHAIRMAN HARRINGTON: Bay Mills' rogue casino undermines the law
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community opened an illegal casino in Vanderbilt as a test case to open more casinos in Flint and Port Huron. This reckless action to...

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