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.
The Cayuga Nation and the New York village of Union Springs told a federal judge Wednesday they don't want a bench trial in the tribe's suit challenging the village's anti-gambling ordinance, saying pleadings should be finished so the court can rule on the legal issues at the case’s core.
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want to put $40 billion toward expanding internet access across the country as part of a $120 billion-plus infrastructure bill they've proposed.
Tribes and environmental groups suing the Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a key permit for a planned copper mine told an Arizona federal court that a preliminary injunction is needed to halt construction and prevent the destruction of cultural sites and water sources.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a pair of tribal bills favoring Native American land rights, including legislation reaffirming the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation as trust land in Massachusetts, after the bills were delayed last week when a tweet from President Donald Trump sparked Republican opposition.
Five states slammed Purdue Pharma LP and its owners with new lawsuits Thursday accusing the pharmaceutical giant of fueling the opioid crisis by deceptively marketing its drugs, adding to a host of lawsuits the company is facing over its purported role in the epidemic.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on Wednesday said it makes sense to pause plans to open up more offshore areas to drilling after a court recently ruled President Donald Trump can't rescind his predecessor's indefinite ban on drilling in large swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
The North Dakota attorney general on Tuesday said that the state will appeal a judge's dismissal of its suit alleging that Purdue Pharma fueled the opioid crisis by misrepresenting the risks of opioids, the first decision to ax a state attorney's suit over the crisis.
The state of California and several environmental and fishing groups are suing an agricultural water district over its efforts to help the federal government raise the height of the state’s largest reservoir, saying the project poses significant risks to the McCloud River and its wild trout fishery.
A nonprofit organization that has been fighting to keep the Federal Communications Commission from repurposing a swath of the spectrum reserved for educational institutions rolled out a study Wednesday that says preserving the space for educators will not only help keep kids in school, but also boost the U.S. economy.
The Indian Health Service has tapped an independent security and law enforcement consultant to conduct a medical quality assurance review to better protect its patients following the conviction of an IHS doctor for sexually abusing Native boys.
Oil and gas industry groups told an Alaska federal court that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reasonably decided not to protect the Pacific walrus even though its sea ice habitat is likely to decline, arguing that the Endangered Species Act wasn't meant to combat climate change.
A woman challenging a Cherokee Nation determination that she is ineligible to run for office renewed her fight over the upcoming election on Tuesday after a D.C. federal judge tossed her initial case on procedural grounds the same day.
A state court judge in Boston's Business Litigation Session said Tuesday that Mohegan Sun's request to nullify a casino license awarded to Wynn Resorts based on violations of public meeting laws was "extraordinary" and likely unwarranted, given that Wynn's casino has already been built and could open in June.
A South Carolina federal judge let Dilworth Paxson LLP exit a suit claiming it played a role in a scheme to steal over $8 million from an employee retirement plan through a tribal bond fraud, saying the firm didn't have to face an Employee Retirement Income Security Act claim or a state law claim.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida informed Florida's governor in a hand-delivered letter Tuesday that it will stop making its annual casino revenue sharing payments of about $350 million, pointing to ongoing infringement of their gambling compact but expressing a readiness to negotiate a resolution.
The IRS, which enforces anti-trafficking tax laws against state-regulated cannabis businesses, should be fair and apply the same policy against pharmaceutical companies that illegally market their opioids, says Kat Allen at Wykowski Law.
The 2020 census will impact every state, city and county in the United States, because population is a major factor in how the federal government distributes funds. Despite apprehensions about an undercount, there are reasons for optimism about the accuracy of the census, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
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My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
Instead of rushing to compete in sports betting with other states, New York state legislators should consider problems that have occurred in states that have legalized it, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners.
If a client does not demand the application of project management techniques at the start of a matter, or a law firm does not routinely apply them, it is highly likely that additional, avoidable work — legal project management debt — will materialize throughout the matter, says Anthony Widdop of Shearman & Sterling.
State attorneys general are playing an increasingly prominent role in regulating energy and environmental activity within their states. Energy sector participants should note AG priorities and take a proactive approach, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
Science suggests that at least some jurors pay attention to less than 65% of the evidence during a trial due to "task-unrelated thoughts," but there are steps attorneys can take to present information in a more engaging, cognition-friendly fashion, say Dennis Stolle and Dennis Devine of Barnes & Thornburg.
Having worked at a boutique law firm, a crisis communications agency and in BigLaw, I have identified a number of common misconceptions across these disparate business models when it comes to crisis and litigation communications, says Robert Gemmill of Hogan Lovells.