TALLAHASSEE – The Seminole Tribe filed a motion Thursday with the Florida
Supreme Court requesting a rehearing of the court's decision July 3rd that
invalidated an agreement with Gov. Crist for Las Vegas-style slot machines plus
blackjack and baccarat table games in tribal casinos.
"The court made the statement that what is illegal in Florida is illegal on the
Indian reservation. That's not true, it's more complex than that," Seminole
lawyer Barry Richard said. Richard added that Gov. Crist's office has filed a
separate request with the court.
The governor submitted to the courts: "The Court has misapprehended longstanding
jurisdictional principles and dramatically expanded its own jurisdiction… The
Court's decision constitutes a sea change."
Both had 15 days to request a rehearing following the 7-0 decision by the court.
The unanimous ruling makes it highly unlikely a rehearing will be granted.
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