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News Posted on February 24, 2017

Professor Florey Comments on Indian Casino Plan for Sacramento Bee

Professor Katherine Florey commented for the Sacramento Bee on a proposed Elk Grove Indian casino. The project still has several legal hurdles to clear, and controversy over the plan may put the Wilton Rancheria tribe in a weaker negotiating position as they seek agreement on a gaming compact with Governor Jerry Brown, Florey said.

“California has pushed the envelope in terms of what can be discussed in compact negotiations,” Florey said.

Florey was also quoted in a follow-up article by the Bee regarding an anti-gambling group’s legal challenge to the plan.  The casino “could be tied down in litigation for quite a while,” Florey said. “Even if the tribe is ultimately successful, it often takes a long time to get there.”

Katherine Florey is a Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law whose scholarship focuses on federal Indian law, choice of law, and civil procedure.