News and Updates

Stroble v. Oklahoma Tax Commission

"The looming question of whether the state has authority to tax the income of citizens of the Five Tribes who live and work within their reservation boundaries could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, Oklahoma Supreme Court justices and parties’ … [Read More...]

Washington Tribes Obtain Dismissal of Maverick Gaming Lawsuit in the Western District of Washington

On February 21, 2023, the Western District of Washington dismissed a lawsuit brought by Maverick Gaming LLC, the owner of several cardrooms in Washington, which challenged tribal gaming in Washington and sought to invalidate the Tribal-State class … [Read More...]

Why the Supreme Court’s Expansion of State Criminal Jurisdiction in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta Likely Does Not Apply on Most Pueblo Lands in New Mexico, By Reed C. Bienvenu

In Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, 142 S. Ct. 2486 (2022), decided June 29, 2022, the United States Supreme Court announced an important new rule regarding state criminal jurisdiction within the territory of Indian tribes. In a 5-4 decision, the Court … [Read More...]

Suquamish Tribe Reaches Historic Settlement with King County to Prevent Future Seattle Sewage Spills

The Suquamish Tribe and King County, Washington have approved a settlement agreement resolving disputes over the unpermitted discharge of millions of gallons of untreated or improperly treated sewage over several years from the West Point Wastewater … [Read More...]