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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kathryn’s Quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune on the CRIT Case

Kathryn’s the lead expert quoted in this May 14th story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. She comments on the implications of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) case for the NIGC’s scope of authority. In that case, a federal court threw out the NIGC’s internal operating rules for tribal casinos, known as minimum internal control standards.

As the dust continues to settle from the CRIT case, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other state officials have wondered whether newly negotiated compact agreements for five California tribes – the billion dollar revenue sharing deal – will have adequate oversight. Will the renegotiated compacts be valid? And what next?



  • It would be interesting also to hear something about the way some tribes are banning together for a Mississippi River gaming project. Even our western tribes are buying on this project. My concern is about how this affects tribal sovereignty and how these tribes propose to preserve tribal sovereignty as a unit instead of individual tribes. I am also concerned that this activity is in the wake of the lobbyist fiasco that shook the nation and all tribal nations! What does IGT have to add to that debate?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, June 15, 2007 2:01:00 PM  

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