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Judge issues written order against Kialegee Tribal Town's casino

A federal judge issued a written decision on Friday barring the Kialegee Tribal Town from operating a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

Judge Gregory Frizzell determined that the tribe waived its sovereign immunity through its Class III gaming compact. He also determined that the tribe lacks jurisdiction over the allotment, a key requirement of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

"Operation of a gaming facility on the Broken Arrow Property must be enjoined because, as set forth above, such operation would clearly be in violation of IGRA and the Kialegee-State Gaming Compact," Frizzell wrote in the 41-page decision.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from the case, Oklahoma v. Hobia.

District Court Decision:
Oklahoma v. Hobia (July 20, 2012)

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