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9th Circuit takes up Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing the Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case this morning.

Arguments take place in San Francisco, California, according to the court's calendar. The parties in the controversial dispute include the tribe, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the city of Glendale, the state of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community and group of Republican lawmakers.

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.

Once the land is in trust, the tribe plans to build the West Valley Resort on the 135-acre parcel.

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