Skretny Rules Against the Casino
by Geoff Kelly - posted 10:57 am, August 26, 2008
Bruce Jackson has posted the full text of the judge’s decision here.
And here’s what Bruce is reporting:
U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny has ordered the National Indian Gaming Commission to comply with National Indian Gaming Commission regulations in the case of the Senecas’ Buffalo casino, which means they are to shut it down. The government had argued that the judge had no right to tell the Department of the Interior and the National Indian Gaming Commission how to behave in this case and, moreover, they’d changed their rules recently, so he should just step aside and let them handle everything. The judge was having none of that foolishness. He denied their motions entirely and granted the plaintiffs’ request that the NIGC be told it had to do its job.
We’ll have an analysis of it online tomorrow and in Thursday’s print edition.