Indian Group Fears High Court's Wrath In Bay Mills Case

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Native American rights organization on Tuesday asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to shut down a Michigan Indian casino in a bid to moot an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court appeal over the casino's operation, saying the case could lead to a “sweeping ruling” against Indian rights.

The National Congress of American Indians asked NIGC Chairwoman Tracie Stevens to issue a so-called closure order against the Bay Mills Indian Community casino, which operates in Vanderbilt, Mich. The Supreme Court recently agreed to consider whether a federal...
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