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Tribal Gaming Dispute in Texas Gets Supreme Court Review

Oct. 18, 2021, 1:35 PM

A federally recognized Indian tribe near El Paso, Texas, will have its decades-long gaming dispute with the state heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The justices on Monday agreed to take up a claim that a prohibition of certain gaming activities on Ysleta del Sur Pueblo land causes the tribe economic harm and deprives it of a “sovereign right to provide for its members.”

Since the 1990’s, litigation involving the 2,400-member Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas have proliferated, with federal courts siding with the state on gaming restrictions.

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe filed a friend-of-the-court brief ...

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