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Baker's Openness to Changing State Flag Could Lead to Something Much Better

Governor Charlie Baker gave a jolt of energy recently to an idea that’s been languishing at the State House for years and that came to the fore this week because of the racially motivated slaughter of nine African-Americans...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 9

SHOULD THERE BE A “LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION” TO DISPUTED INDIAN TRUST APPLICATIONS? Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 5: North Fork Tribe Sues State For Compact In Latest Chapter Of Gaming Saga

By the summer of 2014, it appeared that the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California had finally made it over the last hurdle to begin construction of a Class III casino with 2,000 slot machines and 40 gaming tables...more

Gaming Legal News - Volume 8 Number 1: Idaho Tribes And Community Leaders Seek To Limit "Instant Racing" Gaming Machines

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more

Governor Brown Is Not CEQA “Public Agency,” Holds Third District In Indian Casino Case

In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “public agency” that is subject to its requirements (see Pub. Resources Code, § 21063)...more

Tribe Files Suit to Block California Compact Referendum

The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being challenged in state court litigation seeking to block the referendum from appearing...more

Tribal challenge made to Cordray appointment

According to a Bloomberg report, the Chippewa-Cree tribe in Montana, as grounds for objecting to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued by the CFPB, has challenged the validity of Director Richard Cordray’s recess...more

MDC-T spools Dhlodlos and Madanhires as electoral defeat looms

Zimbabwean Politics is dynamic as Zimbabweans at home and abroad have come to appreciate. The return of ZAPU into the epicentre of the Zimbabwean body politic has not only upset those that thought they had everything in the...more

ZAPU- Life from the belly of the beast

Jonah is the name given in the bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel, about the 8th century BC. In the book of Jonah, he is ordered by God to go the city of Nineveh to prophesy against their wickedness that was...more

Lloyd Msipa's pubic profile

Lloyd Msipa is a Zimbabwean Lawyer and aspiring Zimbabwean Politician. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. His father was a ZAPU politician in Zimbabwe who died weeks before the merge between ZAPU PF and ZANU PF in December...more

Court Precedent Determining the Limits of Tribal Sovereignty in Agua Claiente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Fair Political Practices...

The Los Angeles Times reported (July 17, 2008) that on June 29th, the Agua Caliente Band dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against California State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) after the FPPC...more

Crisis, Coroneles & Constitucionalismo: A Study of the Quality of Democracy in Ecuador

Presents an analysis of the quality of Ecuadorian democracy. Examines the political and cultural background of Ecuador’s constitutional history, including the role of military intervention and the increasing influence of...more

Contextualising the SADC Tribunal and the land issue in Zimbabwe - A socio legal perspective - Lloyd Msipa

The land redistribution exercise in Zimbabwe has introduced a new dimension in the interpretation of international law, treaty law and general legal norms under domestic law. What has been controversial has been the...more

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