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Jason Hanselman Quoted in Law360 Article Regarding Gaming and Indian Law

November 23, 2015

Jason T. Hanselman, Lansing-based member in Dykema’s Government Policy & Practice group, was quoted in the Law360 article, “Calif. Voters Could Lose Role In Tribal Gambling Compacts.”

The article discusses a federal court order stating that the state of California must reach a gambling compact with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in spite of a state referendum rejecting an earlier agreement, which could force the state to restructure its approach to negotiating compacts, including cutting state voters out of the process.

Hanselman points out that the state has been put on notice that its three-stage process for reaching a compact won’t fly and that it is obligated to negotiate. Hanselman also discusses the interesting possibility that the state and the tribe could actually send the deal to a mediator.

Law360 subscribers can read the entire article here.