Legal Affairs

As a politically active Association, CNIGA and our Members, are constantly engaging in the political arena to ensure that the sovereign right to game on Indian lands is fully protected.

Below, you will find a list of recent court decisions effecting tribal government gaming.

Legal Documents

 

CNIGA Amicus Brief – Casino Pauma vs. USA & Unite HERE

November 7, 2016

 

Amador County v. Department of Interior

March 16, 2016

 

CNIGA Amicus Brief – Soaring Eagle Casino v. NLRB

March 1, 2016

 

State of CA v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

December 12, 2014

 

Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

May 27, 2014

 

Pauma v. State of California – Order Directing Entry of Judgment

December 2, 2013

 

California v. Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

March 18, 2013

 

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak

June 18, 2012

 

Big Lagoon v. State of California

September 23, 2011

 

Wells Fargo v. Lake of the Torches EDC

September 6, 2011

 

Alturas v. CGCC

August 10, 2011

 

CNIGA Application for Leave to File Amicus Curiae – Yavapai-Apache Nation v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

June 15, 2011

 

Rincon v. Arnold Schwarzenegger – 9th Circuit

April 20, 2010

 

San Pasqual v. State of CA et al

March 29, 2010

 

CNIGA Amicus Curiae Brief in Colusa/Picayune v. CGCC

December 23, 2009

 

VGT v. Bureau of Gambling Control – Motion to Withdraw

January 14, 2008

 

CNIGA Amicus Curiae Brief in San Pasqual v. State of California Gambling Control Commission

January 22, 2007

 

CNIGA Request for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief in San Pasqual v. CGCC

January 22, 2007

 

Colorado River Indian Tribe v. National Indian Gaming Commission

October 20, 2006

 

Campo Band of Mission Indians v. Superior Court of San Diego County

May 1, 2006

 

CNIGA Amicus Curiae Brief in Santa Rosa Rancheria et al v. NIGC

July 28, 2005

 

Cabazon v. Larry Smith et al

November 3, 2004

 

Supreme Court of CA order granting review in Agua Caliente v. FPPC

June 23, 2004

 

US v. Lara

April 19, 2004

 

United States v. Lara

January 21, 2004

 

Artichoke Joe’s et al v. Gale Norton et al – 9th Circuit Opinion

December 22, 2003

 

El Dorado County v. Gail Norton

October 29, 2003

 

Scott’s Valley v. USA

October 27, 2003

 

Coyote Valley, et al v. State of California

June 11, 2003

 

United States v. Navajo Nation

March 4, 2003

 

United States v. White Mountain Apache Tribe

March 4, 2003

 

US v. White Mountain Apache

March 4, 2003

 

City of Roseville v. Gail Norton

September 11, 2002

 

Chickasaw Nation v. United States

November 27, 2001

 

Chickasaw Nation v. US

November 27, 2001

 

CNIGA Amicus Brief – Artichoke Joe’s et al v. Gale Norton et al

October 19, 2001

 

Western Telcon v. CA State Lottery

June 27, 1996

 

California v. Cabazon

February 25, 1987