Okla. Tribes' Gambling Suit Delayed Over COVID-19 Concerns

Law360 (March 18, 2020, 11:08 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal court cited the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus in an order that postponed a case brought by Native American tribes challenging the expiration date of their gambling compacts.

U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti issued an order Tuesday delaying the suit, which was brought by the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, along with other tribes, against Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt.

"In light of conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the status/scheduling conference set for April 3, 2020, is hereby stricken to be reset at a later date," the order entered by the court clerk said....

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