Calif. 'Stonewalling' In Gambling Pact Suit, Tribes Tell 9th Circ.

By Hannah Albarazi (July 6, 2021, 8:55 PM EDT) -- California Native American tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday not to stay a summary judgment order finding the state negotiated tribal casino agreements in bad faith by adding provisions unrelated to gambling, arguing that California is trying to further delay negotiations.

Five tribes that nabbed a summary judgment win against the Golden State in April told the Ninth Circuit that the state's attempt to stay the order is part of its effort "to run down the clock" on the tribes' current gambling compacts, in order to enhance the state's bargaining position in the next round of agreements.

"The issuance of...

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