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DOI Wants Calif. County’s Tribal Casino Challenge Tossed

Law360, Chicago (September 11, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior urged a D.C. federal judge Friday to toss a California county’s challenge to a Native American casino, saying that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria has a historical connection to the land approved for the casino’s construction.

In a move for summary judgment, the DOI said that it did not abuse its authority by placing 625 acres in Chico, California, in a National Indian Gaming Commission trust so that the Mechoopda could...
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