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Tribe sues Glendale over casino opposition
Phoenix Business Journal,
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:49:46 PM
The Tohono O'odham Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit against the city of Glendale -- the latest volley in the battle over a casino the Arizona tribe wants to build west of Phoenix.
The O'odhams filed suit Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court seeking to nullify the city's claimed annexation and jurisdiction over part of the tribe's proposed casino location at Northern and 91st avenues.
A 1983 federal law allows the O'odhams to acquire unincorporated land in Maricopa County for federal designation as part of their reservation. If the land is part of Glendale, then the federal law would not apply derailing casino plans.
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