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Recent Supreme Court Decision Bars State from Suing Tribe Seeking to Operate an Illegal Off-Reservation Casino

On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), states may only sue to enjoin a tribe from conducting class III gaming “on Indian lands.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Cmty., 2014...more

6/4/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Supreme Court Ruling Represents Major Shift for Railroad Rights of Way

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that the United States Forest Service could not construct a trail on an abandoned railroad right of way (ROW) that crosses through private property. Brandt v. United States, No. 12-1173,...more

3/18/2014 - Brandt Irrevocable Trust v Us Eminent Domain Railroads Railways SCOTUS Takings

Decision Made Concerning Red River Compact

This month, in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with the State of Oklahoma in the state’s long battle with the State of Texas concerning the Red River Compact, 94...more

6/26/2013 - Cross-Border SCOTUS Water Water Rights

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