Kansas Looks To Block DOI Decision On Tribal Land

Law360 (October 15, 2020, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Kansas has asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to block the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to take land into trust for gambling for the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, saying the agency ignored its own regulations when relying on a previous court ruling.

The state argued Wednesday that the DOI's secretary and its assistant secretary for the Bureau of Indian Affairs wrongly concluded in May that land in Park City, Kansas, owned by the tribe had to be accepted into trust based on a 1984 law — and that once in trust, the land tract qualified for gambling...

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