The state of Arizona has been trying to prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from
opening their casino outside of Glendale. A federal judge has decided against
allowing the state from forcing the tribe any additional documents.
Judge David Campbell of the U.S. District Court rejected the request from the
state Attorney General. The judge stated that the requests were a burden and
overly broad. However some information, such as estimated tribal financial
statements if the tribe was not allowed to open the casino.
A request was made by the Tohono O'odham to Judge Campbell to state the state
from delaying the opening of the casino. The casino is scheduled to open by the
end of this year.
A hearing is set for September. The state is requesting the additional
information from the tribe as part of the case. However, Campbell believes any
additional requests are not necessary.
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