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25 U.S.C. § 81 Qui Tam Proceedings: A Federal Statutory Remedy for Resolving Gaming Compact Disputes

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25 U.S.C. § 81 Qui Tam Proceedings: A Federal Statutory Remedy for Resolving Gaming Compact Disputes

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dc.contributor.author Miller, Jeanne Hetzel
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-20T17:52:54Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-20T17:52:54Z
dc.date.issued 1999-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2708
dc.description 40 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper. en
dc.description.abstract In 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Indian Gaming Regulatory Act(IGRA) en_US
dc.subject Indian Gaming en_US
dc.subject Federal Statutes en_US
dc.subject Economic Development en_US
dc.subject Tribal Governments en_US
dc.subject New Mexico en_US
dc.subject Indian Gaming Compact en_US
dc.subject Revenue Sharing en_US
dc.subject Qui Tam Proceedings en_US
dc.subject Dispute Resolution en_US
dc.subject Regulatory Fees en_US
dc.subject Taxation en_US
dc.title 25 U.S.C. § 81 Qui Tam Proceedings: A Federal Statutory Remedy for Resolving Gaming Compact Disputes en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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