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Judge Questions Legitimacy Of DOI’s Denial Of Tribe’s Gaming Request

Mealey's (August 18, 2016, 2:59 PM EDT) -- TACOMA, Wash. — A Washington federal judge on Aug. 15 dismissed the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) from a lawsuit filed by an Indian tribe seeking federal recognition so it can establish a gambling operation but said the question of whether the Department of the Interior acted against the law in rejecting the tribe’s gaming plan must still be decided (Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission, et al., No. 15-5828, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108581).

(Order available. Document #96-160909-003R.)

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