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Federal government asks judge to rethink Ponca casino ruling
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 2:18:14 PM
The federal government Friday asked a judge to reconsider a ruling blocking the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's casino project in Carter Lake.
U.S. District Judge Charles Wolle ruled last month that the tribe was bound by a 2002 agreement not to use its five acres of land in Carter Lake for gambling.
The tribe had told the state of Iowa that the land would be used for health services.
The judge also ruled that the National Indian Gaming Commission exceeded its authority in declaring that the tribe can have gambling on the land.
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