Group prepares a second lawsuit over Graton Rancheria casino

A group that's been fighting the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria over a casino is planning another lawsuit.

Stop the Casino 101 Coalition already lost one case. But now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the tribe's land-into-trust application, the group is coming back.

"We are planning right now legal action," Chip Worthington told The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

The BIA on Friday agreed to place 254 acres in trust for the tribe. The tribe still has to negotiate a compact with the state in order to operate Class III games.

Get the Story:
Graton tribe's next hurdle: State gaming compact (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 10/6)

9th Circuit Decision:
Stop The Casino 101 Coalition v. Salazar (June 3, 2010)

Earlier Stories:
Appeals court rejects lawsuit over Graton Rancheria casino (6/7)
Opinion: Allow public vote on Graton Rancheria casino (2/25)
Editorial: Apologize for attack on leader's ancestry (2/22)
Coast Miwok Tribe stands by ancestry of chairman (2/18)
Anti-casino group challenges tribal chair's ancestry (2/11)
Opinion: Indian gaming policy shuts out critics (9/18)
Graton Chairman: Indian gaming bill was unfair (9/15)
Anti-tribal gaming bill slowly dying in California (9/3)
Referendum sought on Graton Rancheria casino (9/3)
BIA delays action on Graton Rancheria casino bid (7/6)
Appeal weighed in Graton Rancheria casino suit (4/30)
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Graton Rancheria casino (4/23)