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California’s Feinstein fights Indian gaming

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It’s been almost five years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar curbed the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is concerned about the expansion of tribal gaming. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is concerned about the expansion of tribal gaming. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Now, Gale Courey Toensing reports at Indian Country Today Media Network, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is insisting her opposition to tribal gaming be addressed in efforts to fix laws that would clarify the secretary’s authority.

Feinstein noted that “there are more than 100 federally recognized tribes in California” and warned that “many more” tribes will seek recognition — and casinos — in the near future. “But what really sets California apart is the scale of the tribal gaming industry,” she said.

She also complained about what she calls “reservation shopping” by tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Oregon ….

Michael Anderson of the Muscogee Nation and owner of Anderson Indian Law, told ICTMN the amount of land going into trust for gaming purposes has been minimal – 20 of 1,500 applications approved during the Obama administration – and that Feinstein’s prediction “that there’s going to be some kind of avalanche of new applications is overblown.”

Feinstein was testifying before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at a Nov. 20 hearing called “Carcieri: Bringing Certainty to Trust Land Acquisitions.”

- Vince Devlin

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Striking Bear (Hunkpapa Lakota)
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Enough already!!!!. When are the highly informed voters of the great State of California going to throw this woman where she belongs, into the gutter!.

She is nothing than a hellish beaurecrat underming the 2nd Amendment of millions of Americans and violating the Civil Rights other Californians.

Now she proves her unGodly hatred for recognized Native American Tribes in Califiornia and their Gaming goals.

Are federal authorities going to launch a probe on her husband dealings buying distressed taxpayer funded federal buildings?!?!. Is the FBI going to investigate her dealings with israeli or jewish gambiling mafias operating in the country?!?!.

I challenge the FBI to do So?????.

December 13th, 2013 at 9:09 am

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