Calif. Tribes Want To Nix Gambling Pact Expiration Date

Law360, New York (June 24, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Two Native American tribes filed suit in California federal court Thursday seeking to lift the 2020 expiration date on their gaming compacts with the state, saying it effectively gives the state veto power over their gaming operations.

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians and the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe claimed in their suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that setting a termination date violates the intentions of Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by allowing the state to close their casinos by...
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