Supreme Court Debates Foundations of Tribal Gaming Law

The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, a case about the restrictions federal law places on two Texas tribes’ ability to operate gaming enterprises. When Congress recognized the two tribes, it “prohibited” gaming on their reservations to the same extent Texas law “prohibits” gaming. Texas argues this statute is straightforward—if a form of gaming is illegal off the reservation, it is illegal on the reservation. More.