Christine Swanick

Christine Swanick

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact

A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a...more

10/24/2014 - Gambling Gaming Indian Gaming Tribal-State Gaming Compacts

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.

The U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 5-4 decision Tuesday in a case with implications for Tribal-State relations and the resolution of disputes under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq....more

5/29/2014 - Casinos Gaming Indian Gaming Regulation Act SCOTUS Tribal Lands

Interior’s Carcieri Opinion Means More Diligence for Trust Land Development Projects

The Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior has issued a legal opinion (the “Opinion“) to the Secretary of the Interior interpreting the statutory phrase “under federal jurisdiction” in the Indian...more

3/17/2014 - Department of the Interior Due Diligence Land Developers Trusts

Tribal Corporate Bankruptcy Petition Raises Issues of First Impression for Bankruptcy Court

On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered corporation wholly owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. This is a...more

3/15/2013 - Chapter 11 Creditors Debtors Sovereign Immunity Tribal Corporations Tribal Governments

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