2nd Circ. Won't Rehear NY Casino Land Dispute

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 6:07 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday denied petitions from a nonprofit and a New York state town, both of which are seeking to prevent the federal government from entrusting land surrounding New York's Turning Stone Resort and Casino to the Oneida Indian Nation, asking the court to reconsider affirming a lower court ruling that tossed two lawsuits alleging the acquisition was unconstitutional.

The nonprofit Upstate Citizens for Equality Inc. and the town of Vernon, New York, asked for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc in December after a unanimous three-judge circuit panel in November found that neither state sovereignty nor the U.S....

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