Indian Gaming Now

Kathryn Quoted in Sacramento Bee

Jul 6 2012
Kathryn is quoted in the Sacramento Bee article on "off-reservation" gaming, "In a New Twist, Tribes Are Moving to Open More Casinos Far From Home."  Calling tribes' efforts to develop casinos on newly acquired trust lands the "latest twist in the nation’s Indian casino wars," the article describes the potential impact of the Obama administration's loosening of the "commutable distance" standard put in place by the Bush administration.

Student Guest Blog: Sovereignty Can Leave Non-Tribal Members in Legal Limbo

Jul 3 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by third-year law student Maggie Eyre.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, like other tribes, are facing issues regarding sovereign immunity.  Each tribe has to determine whether sovereign immunity should be used as a sword or a shield.

Student Guest Blog: Tribes & Online Poker

Jun 29 2012

Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by second-year law student Kendra Parker.

Student Guest Blog: Santa Barbara Indian Band Approves Grants to Local County Agencies

Jun 27 2012
Today's guest blog, by a student in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by third-year law student Laton Lohmann.

            A Santa Barbara American Indian Band has made a significant financial contribution to Santa Barbara County entities, including the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. The Santa Barbara County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee approved a total of $736,700 in grants from the State Special Distribution Fund (SDF) to the above agencies on May 29th, 2012.

Student Guest Blog: Anti-Gaming Foes in Alabama Following Michigan Case, Too

Jun 22 2012
Note from Kathryn: This guest blog post on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in the Gun Lake casino case is by third-year law student Jeff Geer.

Student Guest Blog: US Supreme Court Decision on Gun Lake Casino Lawsuit Reaches Far Beyond Michigan

Jun 20 2012
Kathryn is once again teaching Indian Gaming Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law.  As part of the course, her students are required to write short briefs on current events for the class.  Some of these will be posted as student guest blogs.  Here's the first, from second-year law student Brian Boppre.

Compact in North Carolina

Jun 7 2012
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue signed landmark legislation that authorizes a 30-year gaming compact with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the only federally recognized tribe with lands in the state.  The legislation marks the culmination of nearly two decades of negotiations between the Band and the state.