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Kansas Sues NIGC over Quapaw Indian Lands Opinion

Here is the complaint in State of Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. Kan.):

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An excerpt:

In this action, the Plaintiffs challenge and seek relief from the November 21, 2014 determination of National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) officials that a 124 acre strip of land in Kansas acquired by the Quapaw Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (Quapaw or the Tribe) and put into trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for non-gaming purposes qualifies for gaming under the “last recognized reservation exception” to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act’s (IGRA) general prohibition on gaming on land acquired after October 17, 1988.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

County backs group lobbying Congress for fee-to-trust reform

CALIFORNIA – Just weeks after the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians won federal approval to annex 1,433 acres of land into their reservation through the fee-to-trust process, Santa Barbara County has decided to back a coalition of counties lobbying Congress to reform that process. 151 more words


Carcieri Clarification: BIA Allowed to Limit Consideration to Whether Tribal Government is “Under Federal Jurisdiction” in 1934 for Fee to Trust Decisions

By: Rachel Giubilato | Law Clerk

The DC Circuit Court in The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, et al., v. Sally Jewell, et. 405 more words

Forest County Potawatomi FOIA Suit against Interior over Menominee Fee to Trust Materials

Here is the complaint in Forest County Potawatomi Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.):

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An excerpt:

For over two years, Plaintiff Forest County Potawatomi Community (the “Community”) has attempted to obtain records from Defendants, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher