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Quechan Indian Tribal-State Gaming Compact – California

WINTERHAVEN, CA – September 1, 2017—Governor Edmund G. Brown and the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe (“Tribe”) have signed a new Tribal-State Gaming Compact (“Compact”) between the Tribe and the State of...

The Interior Improvement Act -Land in Trust Legislation

On July 29, 2015, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced S. 1879, the Interior Improvement Act. The bill is essentially a legislative fix to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar,...

Lewis v. Clarke Ruling Creates Uncertainty for Tribal Employees

By Karrie Wichtman On April 25, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Lewis v. Clarke, which will likely lead to further litigation for Indian tribes in defense of their...

Dollar General Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review in the case of Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The outcome of this case, which deals primarily with the scope of...