Mr. Givens has successfully litigated and assisted in the creation and implementation of a wide variety of Indian gaming matters including gaming compacts, management agreements, interstate telephone and Internet gaming, and state Indian gaming initiatives. The cornerstone of these efforts is to maximize tribal options, minimize state involvement and have tribal costs borne by others.
AT&T v. Coeur d’Alene Tribe, 295 F.3d 899 (9th cir. 2002) (Won - Court upheld Tribe’s right to conduct interstate National Indian Lottery from Reservation by telephone).
Noh v. Cenarrusa and Stensgar, ____ P.3d ____ (Idaho 2002) (Won- Court allowed people to vote on Tribe’s Indian Gaming Initiative).
Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. Idaho, 51 F.3d 876 (9th Cir. 1995) (Lost - issues similar to Rumsey, argued two weeks after Rumsey decided - states need only negotiate same games state plays).