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Archive - 2006 - Blog entry

December 21st

California Supreme Court Rules Tribes Subject to Campaign Finance Law

Dec 21 2006
In a narrow 4-3 ruling, the California Supreme Court last week held that Indian tribes are subject to the state’s campaign finance disclosure law. The ruling affirmed the ability of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission to sue the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for failing to comply with the law’s reporting requirements.

December 18th

Another Meskwaki?

Dec 18 2006
Thread: Indian Gaming in the News

December 13th

Off-Reservation Gaming Off the Table?

Dec 13 2006
Thread: Off-Reservation Gaming in the News

December 9th

Indian Gaming and the Courts: A Lot Going on Last Week

Dec 9 2006
Thread: Indian Gaming in the News

There are some intriguing issues in the courts right now; a little less visible to those who aren't practitioners in the area, but important nonetheless.

December 7th

Reservation Shopping in Richmond, CA?

Dec 7 2006
The Richmond, CA city council approved a contract for a tribal casino project with the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians that would pay the city $335 million over 20 years. The Scotts Valley Band is landless, and is seeking BIA approval for reservation land in the East Bay area.

December 2nd

Fallout from D.C. Circuit's Ruling

Dec 2 2006
In October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that under IGRA, the National Indian Gaming Commission did not have authority to regulate Class III or casino-style gaming. Instead, IGRA envisioned tribal-state compacts as the sole vehicle for regulation of Class III gaming. There are more than 250 tribal-state compacts in place, each tailored to the specific concerns and needs of the particular state and tribe.

November 22nd

Indian Gaming and Greed

Nov 22 2006
According to this editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, tribes' gaming success breeds greed -- but not the kind many folks think.