Supreme Court rules against Michigan in Indian casino case

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Tuesday in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that tribal sovereign immunity bars a state from suing in federal court to enjoin a tribe from violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) [25 USC § 2701 et seq.] outside of Indian lands. In this case the state of Michigan and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians brought suit to prevent the Bay Mills Indian Community…


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