The Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe might have taken the first step toward a federal
The Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe might have taken the first step toward a federal court fight over its right to build a gambling casino in Maine. The tribe's lawyer, Thomas Tureen, has asked whether a year-old request for negotiations, made under federal law, on the casino issue will trigger a response from the state. That request had been sidelined when the Penobscot's decided to ask the state for approval to build a casino. Under federal law, the governor must formally refuse to negotiate a compact before the Passamaquoddies can proceed in court. Neither Tureen's partner and nor tribal authorities would comment on whether the tribe intends to pursue litigation.
Gambling, Passamaquoddy Indians
"The Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe might have taken the first step toward a federal" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12585.
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