This case vacates the conviction of a non-Indian in state court for assaulting Seminole police at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Yesterday, the federal court in DC denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by the Florida AG Bill McCollum that would have prevented the Secretary of Interior from publishing the approval of the Class III gaming compact between the Florida Seminoles and the State of Florida.
Here are the materials:
Here is the reply brief filed by the Fla. House of Representatives: Reply Brief
Florida threatens suit over Class III procedures
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said he will sue the Interior Department if it issues Class III procedures for the Seminole Tribe. McCollum cited a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that invalidated the Class III secretarial procedures. He said Interior can’t force a state to accept Class III gaming over the state’s objections. “They can put all they want in a letter to the governor, but I don’t think they can act on it,” McCollum told The Miami Herald. Interior says it will authorize the tribe to offer slot machines unless the state can reach a compact by November 15. The tribe and the state say they are near an agreement.
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State to sue feds if Seminole Tribe is given slots (The Miami Herald 11/8)