Florida S.Ct. Seminole Compact Case — Oral Argument

The Florida Supreme Court held oral argument yesterday (H/T Indianz) on the state law challenge to the Class III compact executed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. You can listen here.

Here are some of the major materials in House of Representatives v. Crist (the rest are at this link):

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Florida Seminole Compact — Fla. AG Request for Injunction on DOI Approval of Compact

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:

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Florida S.Ct. Seminole Compact Case Materials

From Indianz:

The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments December 12 on a lawsuit that challenges the ability of Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to sign a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe.

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Florida, the Seminoles, and the Class III Procedures

From Indianz:

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)