Mich. Urges High Court To Limit Tribal Immunity Over Casinos

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The state of Michigan pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the sovereign immunity of Native American tribes who operate casinos outside of Indian land, arguing in a brief released Wednesday that Congress never intended for tribes to enjoy such broad immunity from litigation.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked the high court to overturn a Sixth Circuit decision saying the Bay Mills Indian Community was immune from the state's suit alleging it violated federal gaming law by operating a casino, known as the Vanderbilt Casino,...
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