April 2012

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The National Football League (NFL) changed course and recently ruled that casino advertisements can appear in TV ads, on local radio broadcasts, and inside stadiums. read more
Posted by Van Dusen, Frank and Seffernick, Aubrey | Permalink
Pursuant to President Obama's memorandum citing Executive Order 13175, which was issued by President Clinton in November of 2000 tasking federal agencies to develop tribal consultation policies, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed consultation policy this week. read more
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The most recent Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky day for organized labor. On that day, Friday, April 13, a federal district judge in South Carolina ruled, in no uncertain terms, that the NLRB's controversial posting requirement, scheduled to take effect on April 30, is... read more
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In its March 27, 2012 opinion, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Leyard, the US District Court for the District of Connecticut addressed whether the Town of Leyard, Connecticut could impose its ad valorem property tax on slot machines that non-tribal vendors leased to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe.  The court held that the tribe had standing under on a "discrete claim of injury" based on the tribe's "substantive interest in self-government with respect to the state's authority to impose taxation".  The court further held that the Town of Leyard could not impose this tax on the leased slot machines.

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I'm attending the International Masters of Gaming Law Spring Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, and enjoying the warm weather, networking, and conference program which features over 80 speakers and includes an Indian Gaming track. I'll be speaking on Tuesday as a member of the "Legislative/Regulatory Update in Indian Country" panel.

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The Western Mohegan Tribe and Nation of New York filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Chicago on March 9, 2012, to stop a pending public foreclosure of its 255-acre Tamarac Lodge property.

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In an April 9, 2012 press release, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk will be leaving the Department of the Interior after nearly 3 years of leadership. read more
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Seattle University School of Law has released a trial issue of American Indian Law Journal. read more
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We are in San Diego for the National Indian Gaming Association's 2012 Indian Gaming Convention & Tradeshow. read more