Legal Battle Ignites as Gulfside Casino Sues Cherokee Nation Businesses Over Arkansas Casino License

Pope County, AR — The contest for the Pope County casino license has escalated into the courts, sparking a lawsuit that pits the Gulfside Casino Partnership against Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB). Gulfside, which finds its home base in Mississippi, lodged formal complaints against CNB, alleging the use of unethical practices to secure the coveted gaming license. At the heart of the lawsuit, filed last Tuesday, is the claim that Cherokee Nation Businesses used coercion and possibly unlawful tactics. Gulfside alleges that these methods were employed to influence local officials and thereby gain an upper hand … Read more

Karen Read Murder Trial Captivates Nation, Crowds Gather as Jury Deliberates High-Profile Case

Boston, MA — The trial of Karen Read, accused in the January 2022 death of her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O’Keefe, has captured the public’s attention, with crowds regularly gathering outside the courthouse. The case, drawing on divisive emotions and legal complexities, now rests in the hands of a deliberating jury. The 44-year-old former adjunct professor and equity analyst stands accused of second-degree murder, among other charges, following a tragic incident that took place after a night out drinking. According to the prosecution, Read is alleged to have fatally struck O’Keefe with her vehicle … Read more

Republican-Appointed Judge Condemns Efforts to Downplay Capitol Riot as Threat to Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-appointed judge in Washington, D.C. issued a stern warning as he sentenced a North Carolina man for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, highlighting the dangerous consequences of portraying the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters as heroes and downplaying the violence that transpired on January 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth condemned the depiction of the riot defendants as “political prisoners” and criticized attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the justice system in punishing those who broke the law during the Capitol invasion. Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald … Read more

Jury Shares Recommendations to Prevent Future Tragedies After James Smith Cree Nation Stabbing Massacre

Melfort, Saskatchewan – The coroner’s inquest into the devastating stabbing massacre at James Smith Cree Nation has come to a close after more than two weeks of testimony. The jury, comprised of six individuals, has reached a consensus and is now sharing its recommendations aimed at preventing similar tragedies in the future. The inquest, which began on January 15, focused on the events that unfolded on September 4, 2022, when Myles Sanderson took the lives of 11 individuals, including 10 from James Smith Cree Nation and one from the neighboring village of Weldon. Over the … Read more