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Appeals court removes Lansing Casino Hurdle

Dec 19, 2013
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Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal district judge’s ruling to grant the state an injunction that halted the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino project. The ruling clears the way for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to proceed with its casino project, slated to be built near the Lansing Center downtown.

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The U.S. Supreme Court  will hear oral arguments today in a Michigan case with potential repercussions for other states as well.   It involves Indian tribal rights and casino operations.

Supreme Court to take up Michigan casino case

Jun 25, 2013
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The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the arguments for what kind of authority the state has over a Native American casino located in Vanderbilt, Michigan.

AG Files Suit Against Lansing Casino

Sep 11, 2012

Michigan’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit to block plans for a casino in Lansing.

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A group seeking to expand the number of casinos in Michigan has won a big victory at the state Supreme Court.

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The state appeals court is siding with a group that opposes the expansion of casino gambling in Michigan.

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The city of Lansing and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians are extending their self-imposed deadline for finalizing a land transfer in preparation for a new downtown casino. 

Project leaders had initially set an August 1 completion date to transfer ownership of the land adjacent to the Lansing Center from the city to the tribe.  Now, they’re pushing their deadline back 90 days to November 1.  Officials insist the Kewadin Lansing casino project is following what they call an “aggressive” timeline, but say they simply need more time to finalize some details. 

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Opponents of a proposal to allow eight new casinos in Michigan will ask the state Court of Appeals to order the question off the November ballot.

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A drive to allow eight new privately owned casinos in Michigan says it’s gathered more than enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Supporters of casino expansion in Michigan are moving ahead with efforts to put the issue before voters this November.

Governor Rick Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette have told a northern Michigan Indian tribe they will do whatever is necessary to stop a casino from being built in downtown Lansing.