Artman quoted in article about proposed Tohono O'odham casino


March 25, 2011

Professor of Practice Carl">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=65882">Carl Artman, Director of the College of Law’s Economic Development in Indian Country Program, was featured in a March 11 Arizona Republic article entitled, “Tohono O’odham plans for casino bear Glendale anything but typical,” by reporter Cecilia Chan.

The article discussed a recent federal court decision to uphold the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to take the tribe’s land into the reservation system. Once the land is designated a reservation, the Tohono O’odham believe they can get started on the casino. However, it is unclear if the Department of Interior will take the land into the reservation system immediately or wait until legal challenges are resolved, as it is likely that Glendale and the Gila River Indian Community will appeal the recent court ruling. Download Full Image

Artman argued that, l while the Department of Interior can take the land into the reservation system at any time, it is not likely that it will in the very near future.

If (Interior) takes the land into trust tomorrow, I think there will be a big uproar," Artman said. "There is an expectation right now they will be waiting for the litigation to settle before that happens. But again, who knows what the department could do?"

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Artman">http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/2011/03/11/20110311... has served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.

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Bender featured in report on possible 'blacklisting' at Ariz. legislature


March 25, 2011

Paul">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=23">Paul Bender, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, was quoted in a March 14 KNXV-Channel 15 article entitled, “Controversy regarding Capitol ‘blacklist’ continues,” by reporter Christina Boomer.

The article discussed a possible list of six individuals who have been banned from the state legislature. The list was formed in response to a February Appropriations Committee meeting that was disrupted by the large crowd. Download Full Image

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) contends that Senate President Russell Pearce approached DPS and requested that the disrupters be identified and denied further entrance into the Senate building. However, Pearce maintains that, while as Senate President he is in control of the building, it was DPS that recommended identifying the disrupters.

While it is still unclear who formed the list, Bender explained that Senate rules do give Pearce control over the building, but that there are limits to that power.

Banning somebody from the building for a long period of time, I think, is extremely questionable,” Bender said. “If he acts because of a disagreement in politics or because of race or ethnicity, that would clearly be unconstitutional.”

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Bender">http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/contr... teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.

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