9th Circuit: Arizona Must Abide By Compact For Tribe’s Phoenix Area Casino Plan

Mealey's (March 31, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An Indian tribe’s plan to build a casino on land acquired to replace flooded reservation land in Arizona does not violate a gaming compact between the tribe and the state because the disputed land was taken into trust as part of a settlement of a land claim under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held March 29 (State of Arizona, et al. v. Tohono O’odham Nation, Nos. 13-16517, 13-16519 and 13-16520, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App....
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