D.C. Circuit Shoots Down All Challenges To Tribe’s Land Trust Deal For Casino

Mealey's (August 1, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior (DOI) properly determined that a Washington State Indian tribe is a federally recognized tribe that qualifies under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) to have 151 acres of land taken into trust by the United States as the tribe’s initial reservation for its government facilities, elder housing, a cultural center and a casino, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held July 29 (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Sally Jewell, et...
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