|Kathryn Rand, Steven Light testify in Washington, D.C.|
Law professor Kathryn Rand and political scientist Steven Light testified before the United States Senate Indian Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. on April 17. Rand and Light were called to provide written and oral testimony at a legislative oversight hearing on the authority of the National Indian Gaming Commission, the agency responsible for federal regulation of Indian gaming. Their testimony is available at http://indian.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=a55afc45-e982-4ab1-9352-3c0df1d0e647.
This marks the second time that Light and Rand, co-founders and co-directors of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy — the first academic center in the U.S. dedicated to research on Indian gaming — have been asked to testify before the Senate Committee.
Rand and Light are widely recognized as among the foremost experts on Indian gaming in the United States. They are the authors of some 30 publications, including three books, on the law, politics, and policy of tribal gaming, and have been quoted in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald.