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Tohono O'odham Nation wins another decision in casino quest

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona appears to be on a winning streak as it pursues a controversial casino.

The tribe plans to open the West Valley Resort on 135 acres of newly acquired land. The state and federal courts have so far rejected opponents of the project.

The latest decision came from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the Bureau of Indian Affairs must approve a land-into-trust application for 54 acres. The city of Glendale and the Gila River Indian Community are considering their options for further appeals.

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After court ruling in its favor, what's next for Tohono O'odham? (The Glendale Star 9/20)

9th Circuit Decision:
Glendale v. US (September 11, 2012)

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