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Justices Asked To Back Toss Of Tribal Casino Challenge [sub req]

The federal government and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of Pottawatomi Indians on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a D.C. Circuit decision that backed a law that blocked a Michigan man’s challenge to the tribe’s casino project.

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11/7/2017

article Lawsuit Veto by Congress Dissected by High Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The justices of the Supreme Court questioned the constitutionality Tuesday of a federal law that bulldozes lawsuits over a tract of land held in...
article Supreme Court justices seem inclined to side with tribe in Wayland casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court justices suggested Tuesday that they would side with a Native American tribe in Michigan in a case that arose out of the tribe’s...
article Supreme Court Justices Wary Of Indian Casino Law Passed By Congress [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Questions and comments from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and another conservative justice on Tuesday suggested a lawsuit may be...
article Supreme Court questions if Congress can affect federal courts' decisions
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether Congress can direct the outcomes of cases before federal courts. In Patchak v. Zinke, the Supreme...
article Supreme Court weighs Congress's power to dismiss lawsuits
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with whether Congress has the power to dismiss pending litigation through legislation. The separation of powers...

10/31/2017

article SCOTUS: Indian case turns justices’ scrutiny to Congress’ power to use statutes to circumvent pending litigation
(Washington D.C.) -- David Patchak probably never thought his complaint about the decision of the secretary of the Department of the Interior to take a tract of land...

10/11/2017

article Gun Lake Tribe shares oral arguments with Trump team in Supreme Court case
(Washington D.C.) -- Things are shaping as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its first Indian law case of the term. Oral arguments in Patchak v. Zinke take place on...

9/30/2017

article 9 cases to watch in the Supreme Court's upcoming term
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court's first full term in the Trump era begins Monday, and the nine justices are preparing to tackle a slew of blockbuster cases....
article Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in...

9/25/2017

article Local communities join in support of Gun Lake Casino in U.S. Supreme Court case
(Michigan) -- Several local governments, including the City of Wayland and Martin, Leighton and Yankee Springs townships, are joining Wayland Township in filing an...

9/13/2017

article Justices Asked To Back Toss Of Tribal Casino Challenge [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of Pottawatomi Indians on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a D.C. Circuit...

9/2/2017

article SCOTUS to Hear Gun Lake Trust Land Case
(Washington D.C.) -- This fall, the United States Supreme Court will hear Patchak v. Zinke, which pits landowner David Patchak against the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band...

5/1/2017

article Gun Lake Casino challenge going back to Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear another challenge to the Gun Lake Tribe's autonomy over 147 acres on which the Gun Lake Casino has...
article Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has delivered more bad news to Indian Country, just days after issuing a decision that went against tribal...
article Supreme Court Takes Up Michigan Casino Challenege
(Washington D.C.) -- In a nearly decade-old casino challenge that has already faced Supreme Court intervention, the justices agreed Monday to give the case another look...
article A SCOTUS First-Timer Tees Up Clash Between Congress and the Courts
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes at the U.S. Supreme Court, big cases come in small packages. Scott Gant of Boies Schiller Flexner saw a potentially major separation-of-...

4/24/2017

article Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of a long-running casino land case. The U.S....

3/22/2017

article Justices Told Law Nixing Tribal Casino Suit Is Constitutional [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition by a Michigan man seeking to revive his challenge to a...

7/6/2015

article GRBJ: Gun Lake Casino wins in federal court
(Michigan) -- David Patchak, the former Wayland Township trustee who has been waging a personal court battle against Gun Lake Casino since 2008, has lost in federal...

6/26/2015

article Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has dismissed the lawsuit that seeks to shut down the Gun Lake Casino. Last year, congress passed the Gun Lake Act,...

6/19/2015

article Judge Spikes Michigan Casino Challenge
(Michigan) -- A federal judge has put the final nail in a coffin to a Michigan man's challenge of an American Indian tribe's opening of the Gun Lake Casino....

12/10/2014

article MORON ALERT: Non-Indian man disputes law protecting Gun Lake Tribe's casino
(Michigan) -- A non-Indian man in Michigan who lives three miles from the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun...

11/7/2014

article Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmed by Congress
(Michigan) -- Almost four years after opening its casino in Wayland Township, Michigan, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish-Band of Pottawatomie Indians, also known as the Gun...

10/2/2014

article Attorney claims case against Gun Lake Tribe's casino still alive
(Michigan) -- S.1603, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, became law last week, shielding the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi...
article Tribe: Act of Congress blocks Michigan casino shutdown
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe says a special act of Congress will block efforts to shut down a Native American casino in Michigan. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of...
article With stroke of Obama's pen, threat of closure at Gun Lake Casino finally ends
(Michigan) -- After years of twisting and turning through the federal court system, an end-run in the form of a special act of Congress appears to have finally ended an...

9/4/2014

article Hearing Slated on Federal Lawsuit Aiming to Close Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- David Patchak’s lawsuit aimed at closing the Gun Lake Casino in Bradley has a status hearing scheduled today at US District Court in Washington. The...

11/12/2013

article Washburn Finalizes Administration’s Patchak Patch
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced November 12 a finalized rule that aims to resolve some problems created for...
press release Washburn Finalizes Changes to Land-into-Trust Procedures to Achieve Greater Transparency, Clarity and Certainty for Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- In advance of the 5th White House Tribal Nations Conference, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a final rule that...

5/25/2013

article Feds propose changes in land transfer process
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government is proposing changes to the process used to transfer land into trust for American Indian tribes.

5/24/2013

article Washburn Announces Plan of Attack for Patchak Patch
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn is laying out a plan to resolve problems created by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision,...
press release Washburn Proposes Changes to Land-into-Trust Procedures to Achieve Greater Transparency, Clarity and Certainty for Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- WASHINGTON – Today, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn issued for public comment a proposed rule designed to demonstrate the...

2/25/2013

article Feinstein, Young Question Interior's New Tribal Land Acquisition Policy; Feinstein's Motives Under Scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of Congress, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) are questioning a policy the U.S. Department of Interior has...

1/31/2013

article Federal Government Considers ‘Patchak Patch’ For Tribal Gaming [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government may begin taking land into trust for tribal casinos before opponents can sue, according to Kevin Washburn, the Department of...

1/7/2013

article Payday Service To Stop 'Deceptive' Lending
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued a payday loan company, which claims to be owned by three Indian tribes, for allegedly deceiving...

9/11/2012

article Witness list for SCIA hearing on Carcieri and Patchak rulings
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar...

8/19/2012

blog Dave Palermo: Patchak is the latest in a troublesome trend
(Washington D.C.) -- The June U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving Michigan landowner David Patchak and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi, owners of the Gun...

8/3/2012

article McGUIGAN: Court decision could reopen casino land use policy in OK
(Oklahoma) -- An important U.S. Supreme Court decision issued June 18 garnered only scattered attention with a spate of initial news stories and analyses within Indian...

7/8/2012

article Poarch Creek land acquisition plans could be complicated by Supreme Court decision
(Alabama) -- A 2009 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could impede the Poarch Band of Creek Indian's plans to add more than 5,000 acres onto its reservation in...

7/5/2012

article High Court Ruling May Impact Kansas Tribal Casino Land Case
(Kansas) -- A Kansas legal fight over the Wyandotte Nation's efforts to build a Park City casino could be swayed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month in a...

7/4/2012

article ANALYSIS: The Gun Lake Decision: What Does It Mean For Indian Gaming?
(Washington D.C.) -- By this time, everyone with an interest in gaming, is aware of last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision rendered in the case of Match-EBe- Nash-...

6/28/2012

article ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Allows Challenge To Gun Lake Tribal Casino To Proceed Forward
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the closely watched Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v....
article Patchak Decision Set To Stall Indian Casino Progress [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Patchak case will hinder efforts by American Indian tribes to acquire trust land for casinos and other...

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