Tribal Leaders Seek Win In Okla. Gambling Pact Challenge

By Joyce Hanson (March 15, 2022, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The heads of two Oklahoma tribes have asked a D.C. federal judge to hand them a win in a suit against them and the U.S. Department of the Interior by four other tribes challenging their gambling compacts with the governor, saying the case lacks legal merit.

Chief Joe Bunch of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and Mekko Brian Givens of the Kialegee Tribal Town said Monday in a motion for summary judgment that their tribal-state gaming compacts with Gov. Kevin Stitt are valid as a matter of federal law and allow the two federally recognized tribes to run Class...

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