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High Court Ruling No Green Light For Suit-Killing Laws

Law360 (February 27, 2018, 10:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court backed Congress' power Tuesday to block a Michigan man's legal challenge to a tribal casino, but the decision showed how sharply divided the justices are over forcing federal courts to apply laws meant to shut down specific lawsuits, and it could signal a willingness to shoot down such a law under the right circumstances, attorneys say.

Six justices handed the U.S. Department of the Interior a win on Tuesday, affirming a D.C. Circuit ruling that the 2014 Gun Lake Act, which confirmed the department's move to take a parcel of the Gun Lake Tribe's land into trust...

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