DC Judge Tosses Suit Over Indian Casino Construction

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday tossed a lawsuit brought against the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior accusing the department of not following environmental protocols when constructing a casino resort on a 40-acre plot of land in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma.

In 2008, the Board of Commissioners of Cherokee County, Kan., filed suit alleging that the secretary violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by failing to determine whether the land was eligible for gambling before acquiring it and that the National Indian...
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