Tribe Allowed To Intervene In Another Tribe’s Challenge To Casino Plans

Mealey's (October 26, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A California Indian tribe trying to build a casino on land taken into trust by the federal government can intervene as a matter of right in a lawsuit recently filed by another tribe seeking to halt the casino project, a federal judge ruled Oct. 24 after finding that the federal defendants may not adequately represent the intervenor tribe’s interests (Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., No. 1:16-cv-00950, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147037)....
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