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Artman, Clinton quoted in ‘Arizona Republic’ on Glendale casino fight
, of the Indian Legal Program, were both quoted in an article, “Legal battle over Glendale casino won’t be over quickly,” published Sept. 27 in
The Arizona Republic
The article, by reporter Cecilia Chan, discusses efforts by the Tohono O’Odham to build a casino near Glendale’s sports and entertainment district by taking tribally owned land nearby into the reservation system.
Glendale has sued, and Artman said it is hard to predict how long the lawsuit will take.
“Three months or two years, take your pick,” Artman told
. Artman added that such challenges are more common in courts back east and are so rare in Arizona that the court will want to take its time.
Clinton said that, in approving such a move, the U.S. Interior Department must determine that gaming on the land is in the best interest of the tribe and considers its impact on the surrounding community.
“Unless it falls under one of the exceptions or the governor and the Interior Secretary concur it's in the best interest of the tribe and local community, they can’t game on it,” Clinton said.
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