California Supreme Court Watch

Jan 25, 2017
#17-35 United Auburn Indian Community of Auburn Rancheria v. Brown, S238544. (C075126; 4 Cal.App.5th 36; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201380001412CUWMGDS.)

#17-35 United Auburn Indian Community of Auburn Rancheria v. Brown, S238544. (C075126; 4 Cal.App.5th 36; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201380001412CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issue: May the Governor concur in a decision by the Secretary of the Interior to take off-reservation land in trust for purposes of tribal gaming without legislative authorization or ratification, or does such an action violate the separation of powers provisions of the state Constitution?

Review granted: 01/25/17

See California Court of Appeal opinionĀ