Anthony Broadman has published, "Gaming, Pot and Tribal Resistance As Economic Development," in this month's King County Bar Bulletin.
Rather than the sensational, even hysterical, writings about tribal recreational marijuana legalization since the Wilkinson Memo issued in December, Anthony gives the topic proper context. An excerpt:
The most durable myth surrounding Indian gaming is that casinos were given to Tribes by the federal government. They weren’t. Modern Indian gaming was born when tribal governments refused to follow state gambling laws. This is a common refrain for Tribal economic development. Resist inapplicable law; enter pitched legal battle; preserve victories with delicately balanced inter-governmental agreements. Today, the battles fought by gaming pioneers, and the disputes over fuel taxes and the Indian tobacco trade, shape both State and Tribal legal approaches to new Tribal ventures. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the passage last month of HB 2000, which authorized the Governor to enter into marijuana compacts with Washington Indian Tribes.
Anthony Broadman is a partner with Galanda Broadman and can be reached at email@example.com and 206.321.2672.