Case No. 1:18-cv-02035 (TNM).

659 F.Supp.3d 33 (2023)

SAULT STE. MARIE TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS, Plaintiff, v. Debra A. HAALAND, in her official capacity as United States Secretary of the Interior, et al., Defendants, and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, et al., Defendant-Intervenors.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

Signed March 6, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Danielle Mary Spinelli , Kevin Matthew Lamb , Kelly P. Dunbar , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff.

Sara E. Costello , U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Defendants United States Department of the Interior, David L. Bernhardt.

John Travis Pittman , Holmes Pittman & Haraguchi, LLP, Washington, DC, William A. Szotkowski , Hogen Adams, PLLC, St. Paul, MN, Leah K. Jurss , Hogan Adams PLLC, St. Paul, MN, for Defendant-Intervenor Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.

Ian Heath Gershengorn , Zachary Charles Schauf , Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC, Michael Anthony Carvin , William Dennis Coglianese , Jones Day, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Intervenors MGM Grand Detroit, L.L.C., Detroit Entertainment, L.L.C., Greektown Casino, L.L.C.

Allison C. Binney , Merrill Godfrey , Donald R. Pongrace , Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Intervenor Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians.


This case marks the latest chapter in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians' ("the Sault" or "the Tribe") efforts to compel the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for a casino. Interior refused to do so because the Sault...

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