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9th Circuit sets oral argument in Tohono O'odham casino suit


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case on April 16, according to a hearing notice.

The city of Glendale, Arizona, and the Gila River Indian Community are suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs. They say the agency shouldn't acquire an off-reservation site for the Tohono O'odham Nation.

At issue is a land claim settlement that requires the federal government to place land in trust for the tribe. So far, a federal judge has sided with the BIA and the tribe.

The tribe plans to build the West Valley Resort on the 135-acre site near Glendale. Members of Congress are trying to change federal law to block the project.

The hearing will take place in San Francisco.

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