Crowell Law Office – Tribal Advocacy Group

A law firm committed to tribal advocacy and to the preservation and furtherance of tribal sovereignty

“We choose to … .do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win”

John F. Kennedy, 1962

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

Walter Bagehot, 1867

Materials from the 16th Annual DC Indian Law Conference (Federal Bar Association)

November 14, 2014 Powerpoint 

Official Documents regarding Aquinnah’s Right to Govern Gaming on its Indian Lands

July 1, 2014 Order Denying Commonwealth’s Motion to Remand Case to State Court.

August 23, 2013 opinion from the Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of the Interior

October 25, 2013 opinion from the National Indian Gaming Commission

November 13, 2015 Order on cross-motions for summary judgment

Federal District Court Order Enjoining State of New Mexico from Interfering with Pueblo of Pojoaque Gaming Operations

USDC Memorandum Opinion and Order

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Opinion Vacating District Court’s Order Against Redding Rancheria’s Application to  Move Gaming Facility to Newly-Acquired Lands.

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Opinion

Arizona Court of Appeals decision in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation

Arizona Court of Appeals Opinion



Tribes Face Daunting Control Test After Mass. Casino Loss – Law360.Nov 24.2015.pdf

Judge Rules Tribe Gave Up Rights to Build Casino in Aquinnah – The Vineyard Gazette – Marthas Vineyard News.November 19 2015

Tribe Can’t Build Marthas Vineyard CasinoMass. Judge Says – Law360.11.16.15

Wash.Tribe Says DOI NIGC Wrongly Blocked Gaming Plans – Law360.11.16.15

Texas casino to open in 2016? | The Star-Telegram.NOV .7.2015

Tribal Victory in Texas.10/30/15

Wis. Tribe Says Gaming Suit Does Not Concern Rival – Law360, October 15, 2015

NM Can’t Hassle Tribe’s Vendors In Casino Battle, Judge Says – Law360, October 8, 2015

NM Urges Judge To Deny Tribes TRO Over Gambling Pact – Law360, October 1, 2015

Tribe Says NM Targeted Vendors In Gambling Pact Row – Law360, September 29, 2015

New Mexico Tribe Argues Appeal to Tenth Circuit, September 28, 2015

Wis. Tribe Asks To Intervene In Rival Tribe’s Gaming Suit – Law360, September 10, 2015

Disputes Over Tribal Gaming Compacts May Reach Supreme Court14TH AUG 2015

On Marthas Vineyarda battle between old money and a casino – The Washington Post, August11

Attorneys for TribeTown Square off in Federal Court about Aquinnah Casino The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News. August 13, 2015

Federal judge hears arguments in Wampanoag bingo case – Martha’s Vineyard Times, Aug 12, 2015

Mass. Says Gaming Deal Defeats Martha’s Vineyard Casino – Law360, August 7, 2015

Tribe Ordered To Halt Work On Martha’s Vineyard Casino – Law360, July 29, 2015

Mass. Tribe Says Nixing Casino Will Permanently Hurt It – Law360, July 27, 2015

Tribe Takes First Step to Serve Alcohol in Gambling Hall Planned for AquinnahThe Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News, July 25

Marthas Vineyard Casino Plan Divides Tribe- WSJ, July 24, 2015

Tribe Sues New Mexico Over Gambling Pact Impasse – Law360.July 20, 2015,

Indian Country Relieved As Big Lagoon Ruling Reversed, 19TH JUN 2015

Wis. Tribe Pushes To Keep Gaming Fight With DOI In DC – Law360, June 5, 2015,

Tribe Moves For Quick Win In Martha’s Vineyard Gambling Row – Law360May 29, 2015

DOI Says Potawatomi Suit Should Be Heard In Wisconsin – Law360, May 22, 2015

Casino Developer Trashes Calif. Citys $2.3M Atty Fee Bid – Law360, April 23, 2015

Courthouse News Service January 20, 2015

New MexicoTribes Near Agreement On Compacts, 6TH JAN 2015

New Mexico, Tribes Near Agreement On CompactsJan,2015 

No Longer Land of Enchantment Global Gaming Business Magazine, January 2015

Tribe Blasts Mass. Suit Over Martha’s Vineyard Gaming Plan, Aug, 2014.