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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Jeanne Hetzel
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-20T17:52:54Z
dc.date.available2007-02-20T17:52:54Z
dc.date.issued1999-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/2708
dc.description40 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper.en
dc.description.abstractIn response to the growing omnipresent tribal interest in conducting gaming operations (Class I through III), Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 [IGRA]. The intent of IGRA is twofold. First, gaming is viewed as a means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments. Second, the IGM provisions are intended to offset the presence of unsavory elements usually associated with loosely enforced or nonexistent operational controls. In March, 1997, the New Mexico Legislature enacted the Indian Gaming Compact (hereinafter "Compact"), which sets forth provisions for Class III gaming operations in Indian Country within New Mexico. This paper will discuss the controversial elements contained in the New Mexico Gaming Compact, and conclude that certain regulatory fees and the revenue-sharing plan are actually examples of state-imposed taxation of tribal activities conducted in Indian Country. Further, this paper will present a historical analysis of qui tam civil proceedings, and demonstrate that Congress both impliedly and explicitly intended this type of proceeding to remedy financial disputes, trust relationship violations, and affronts to Indian sovereignty and commerce. In applying elements of qui tam, this paper will propose a viable future course of litigation that is legally and procedurally available to gaming tribes, albeit grossly under-utilized.en_US
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dc.subjectIndian Gaming Regulatory Act(IGRA)en_US
dc.subjectIndian Gamingen_US
dc.subjectFederal Statutesen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subjectTribal Governmentsen_US
dc.subjectNew Mexicoen_US
dc.subjectIndian Gaming Compacten_US
dc.subjectRevenue Sharingen_US
dc.subjectQui Tam Proceedingsen_US
dc.subjectDispute Resolutionen_US
dc.subjectRegulatory Feesen_US
dc.subjectTaxationen_US
dc.title25 U.S.C. § 81 Qui Tam Proceedings: A Federal Statutory Remedy for Resolving Gaming Compact Disputesen_US
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