17 State AGs Back Mich. In Supreme Court Casino Suit

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT) -- Seventeen state attorneys general Friday lined up behind Michigan in its U.S. Supreme Court case to limit the sovereign immunity of Native American tribes that operate casinos outside Indian land.

The states filed amicus curiae briefs backing Michigan's request to overturn a Sixth Circuit decision finding that the Bay Mills Indian Community was immune from the state's suit alleging it violated federal gaming law by operating a casino outside Indian lands. The Sixth Circuit has ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act authorizes states to sue...
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