Eastern Shawnee Tribe loses out-of-state bid

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says a judge's move to throw out its land claim is not a setback.

The tribe filed suit for 146 square miles in western Ohio. But some communities signed agreements to allow the tribe to return and establish gaming rights.

On the basis of those agreements, the tribe sought to settle the case. But Judge James G. Carr said he won't accept them and he plans to dismiss the lawsuit outright.

The tribe has until April 16 to respond to Carr's proposed order.

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Judge opts not to OK Indian tribe's settlement (The Toledo Blade 4/5)
Judge rejects land claim, blocks tribe's casino plan (The Cleveland Plain Dealer 4/5)

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