Supreme Court says Congress can stop lawsuit that threatens Tribes casino

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision last Tuesday affirmed the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Patchak v. Zinke, holding that Congress through the Gun Lake Act, which reaffirms tribal property as trust land and stops litigation challenging that land status, did not violate Article III of the Constitution. Patchak v. Zinke, 2018 WL 1054880 (Feb. 27, 2018). As a result, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians' (Band) fight to operate its casino on the land in question has finally come to an end after years of litigation and uncertainty.

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