Native American Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on regulation and legislation related to Native American tribes. The section also tracks litigation and deals involving Native American tribes and Native American-owned businesses.
The D.C. federal judge presiding over public interest groups' challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order requiring that for every new regulation, two rules must be eliminated, said Friday that federal agencies must do a better job complying with discovery.
The federal government's recently proposed regulations on opportunity zones provide much-needed guidance to help Native American tribes find ways to use the program to attract investment, but tribes' success will likely depend on how well they can parlay the zones with other sources of federal funding.
The Ute Indian Tribe has urged a Utah federal judge to recognize and enforce a nearly $150,000 tribal court judgment stemming from the alleged theft of tribal water, saying the U.S. court should respect the tribal body's decision.
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe has hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a suit in D.C. federal court, alleging that the DOI illegally failed to take land into trust for the tribe’s casino project while waiting for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to weigh in on the plan.
Consumers accusing a tribe-linked online lender of issuing loans at unreasonably high interest rates urged a Virginia federal court Thursday to sanction the founder of a company connected to the lender, saying he has failed to comply with an order to turn over counsel documents.