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Court Decisions Define the Future for Tribal Gaming

by Goodwin on

Definitions and syntax. Not only on middle school quizzes, but also what determined the fate of the Mashpee Wampanoag and Cowlitz tribal casinos in Massachusetts and Washington, respectively. Two federal court decisions...more

A Precedent-Setting Ninth Circuit Victory for Tribes and Their Business Partners

In a landmark decision, the Ninth Circuit has held that state and local governments lack the power to tax permanent improvements built on non-reservation land that is held in trust by the federal government....more

Bureau of Indian Affairs Finalizes Changes to Land-Into-Trust Procedures in Light of Patchak

by Snell & Wilmer on

In response to last year’s United States Supreme Court case of Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012) (“Patchak”), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) issued a final rule on...more

Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposes Regulations in Light of Patchak

by Snell & Wilmer on

Last year’s decisive (8-1) decision by the United States Supreme Court in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012) (“Patchak”) appeared to be a major blow to tribal gaming and...more

Ninth Circuit Holds Takings Case Must Proceed Through Tribal Court

by Nossaman LLP on

An eminent decision out of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals is not a common occurrence. A Ninth Circuit eminent domain decision dealing with intangible property is even less common. Yet, on April 26, 2013,...more

“CEQA’s Unusual Circumstances Exception To Small Structures Categorical Exemption Is Applied By Third District To Water Supply MOU...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

As the regulated community eagerly awaits completion of briefing at the Supreme Court in the Berkeley Hillside Preservation case, the Courts of Appeal continue to decide CEQA categorical exemption cases – as is their...more

Supreme Court decides Match-E-be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak

by K&L Gates LLP on

On June 18, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Match-E-be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, permitting an individual who owns land near a tribal casino in Michigan to challenge...more

Gaming Legal News - June 29 2012 • Volume 5, Number 16: The Gun Lake Decision: What Does It Mean For Indian Gaming?

by Dickinson Wright on

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-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak. The Tribe is commonly known as the...more

Gaming Legal News - June 21, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 15

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Gun Lake Tribal Casino to Proceed Forward: On Monday, June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the closely watched...more

Supreme Court Decision May Make it Easier to Challenge IRA Land-Into-Trust Acquisitions

by Snell & Wilmer on

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012), which could dramatically impact the tribal land-into-trust...more

Real Estate Transactions With Native American Tribes By Adam M. Starr*

by Miller Starr Regalia on

INTRODUCTION - Commercial contracting with Native American tribes presents a number of complicated and unsettled questions of federal and state law. The increasing visibility of tribal entities in California real estate...more

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