Deadline Conflict In Federal Laws Dooms Casino Challenge, 9th Circuit Rules

Mealey's (June 10, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) was not required to prepare an environmental impact statement before approving an Indian tribe’s gaming ordinance for a casino in Jamul, Calif., because there is “an irreconcilable statutory conflict” between a federal environmental law and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held June 9 (Jamul Action Committee, et al. v. Jonodev Chaudhuri, et al., No. 15-16021, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10440).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160708-001Z.)

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