Colorado River Indian Tribes v. National Indian Gaming Commission et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2004-cv-00010

ORDER granting {{15}} plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, denying {{20}} defendant's cross-motion for summary judgment, vacating defendant's Final Decision and Order, and staying order until September 7, 2005. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 8/24/2005. (lcjdb2)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 04-0010 (JDB) NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION, et al., Defendants. ORDER Upon consideration of [15] plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, [20] defendant's cross-motion for summary judgment, and the entire record in this case, and for the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion issued on this date, it is this 24th day of August, 2005, hereby ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that defendant's cross-motion for summary jugment is DENIED; it is further ORDERED that the Final Decision and Order issued by defendant against plaintiff on July 17, 2003 is outside of the authority of the NIGC; it is further ORDERED that the Final Decision and Order is VACATED; and it is further ORDERED that this order is STAYED until September 7, 2005 to allow plaintiff and the State of Arizona to make necessary modifications, if any, to their tribal-State compact. /s/ John D. Bates JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge -1- Copies to: Kim Hoyt Sperduto 2021 L Street, NW Second Floor Washington, DC 20036 (202) 408-8900 Fax: (202) 408-8910 Email: ksperduto@sperdutolaw.com Eric N. Shepard Acting Attorney General Route 1, Box 23-B Parker, AZ 85344 (928) 669-1271 Fax: (928) 996-5675 Email: ericnshepard@rraz.net Gwenellen P. Janov 901 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW Suite F-144 Albuquerque, NM 87104 (505) 842-8302 Fax: (505) 842-8309 Email: gjanov@janovcooneylaw.com Counsel for plaintiff Edward J. Passarelli Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division General Litigation Section P.O. Box 663 Washington, DC 20044-0663 (202) 305-0468 Fax: (202) 305-0506 Email: Edward.Passarelli@usdoj.gov Counsel for defendant Scott D. Crowell Crowell Law Offices 1670 Tenth Street, West Kirkland, WA 98033 828-9070 Counsel for Amici Curiae Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon et al. -2- David S. Black Holland & Knight LLP 1600 Tysons Boulevard McLean, VA 22102-4867 (703) 720-8600 Fax: 703-720-8610 Email: david.black@hklaw.com Counsel for Amicus Curiae National Indian Gaming Association Jennifer L. Nutt Carleton P.O. Box 109 N7210 Seminary Road Oneida, WI 54155 (920) 869-4327 Counsel for Amicus Curiae Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin -3-