Indian Gaming in Texas: Discussing a Supreme Court Victory
On Aug. 23, the Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs hosted the webinar “Indian Gaming in Texas: A Discussion About a Recent Supreme Court Victory.” During the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo argued a pivotal gaming case challenging the State of Texas and was victorious in a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch . The Court’s decision affirms the Tribes’ right to operate Class II gaming in Texas under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and their own tribal laws. The webinar discussed the case, the recent decision from the Supreme Court and what’s next for the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas with attorneys Brant Martin, counsel for Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, and Fred Petti, counsel for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Martin and Petti shared valuable insight about practicing law on behalf of a tribal client, their experiences arguing before the Supreme Court and participating as amici before the Supreme Court respectively.
If you missed the webinar, you may watch the recording.
We look forward to inviting both attorneys and their tribal clients to the law school in Spring 2023. Keep a lookout for this announcement in the coming months.