NJ AG Must Face Tribe's Claims In Recognition Suit

Law360, New York (October 28, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday largely rejected a bid by the state's attorney general to nix a suit by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation claiming state regulators wrongfully repudiated the tribe's state recognition status, saying the tribe had properly made its claim that the state revoked recognition because it feared the tribe would want to conduct gaming in the state.

Acting New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy, who has since been succeeded by Christopher S. Porrino, had argued in May that the suit, which seeks to prevent the AG from interfering with the tribe's due process rights by reversing...

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