Tag Archives: tribal sovereignty
- Tribal sovereignty upheld by US Supreme Court in Michigan casino case
May 27, 2014
The concept of tribal sovereignty won a partial victory on Tuesday when the US Supreme Court ruled that the state of Michigan couldn't sue a tribe for opening a casino off tribal lands. By a 5-4 ruling, the Court decided that Michigan lacked the authority to block the Bay Mills...
- US Supreme Court may hear wonky slots case, debate tribal sovereignty
August 14, 2010
Ever since an Albuquerque man was denied an apparent $1.6M jackpot promised to him by a malfunctioning slot machine at the Sandia Casino in New Mexico, his lawyers have been trying to sue the Sandia Pueblo native American tribe to recover the phantom payout. The case has been rejected by...