Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brooks reviews Rossum, "The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming"

The Law & Politics Book Review has posted a review of Ralph A. Rossum, The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming: California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians (2011). The book is part of the Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series published by the University Press of Kansas. 

Reviewer Christopher Brooks (East Stroudsburg University) has this to say:

Most scholars would fairly place [the book] within the genre of legal history, more specifically within the subheading of tribal sovereignty. Beginning with the Grotius and the advent of international law and ending with Class III gaming cases that address the Cabazon legacy, Rossum rather adroitly covers the gambit of all that historically affected the Cabazon case, with special attention to the United States. Despite the scope of historical coverage, it reads in most places like a law book, one which this reviewer enjoyed. However, aside from a few sections, most undergraduate students interested in the topic may have difficulty tackling it if this text is their introduction to tribal sovereignty. It comes across as a text that will help the law or graduate student more, as well as the seasoned scholar.
Read on here.