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Judge rejects land claim, blocks tribe's casino plan
Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 3:25:48 PM
A federal judge has dealt a blow to an American Indian tribe's efforts to build a casino in Ohio.
Judge James G. Carr, ruling Wednesday in Toledo, rejected a proposed order and settlements that would have bolstered the Eastern Shawnee's chances of establishing sovereign land and a casino.
"We applaud Judge Carr's decision," Attorney General Marc Dann said in a prepared statement. "If Indian gaming is ever to exist in the state of Ohio, it will only come by way of the Constitution and state and federal law - not by sham lawsuits."
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