Sixth Circuit Reverses in Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Here is the opinion:

Michigan v SSM CA6 Opinion

An excerpt:

Because the State is not suing to enjoin a class III gaming activity, but instead a trust submission under MILCSA, § 2710(d)(7)(A)(ii) of IGRA does not abrogate the Tribe’s sovereign immunity, and the district court lacked jurisdiction. The issue of whether class III gaming on the casino property will violate IGRA if the Tribe’s MILCSA trust submission is successful is not ripe for adjudication because it depends on contingent future events that may never occur. The injunction was therefore not properly entered.

Briefs are here.

Lower court materials here.

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