Alabama Law Suit Over Indian Casinos Moved to Federal Court


By Kristen Fisher

Attorney General Luther Strange's attempt to shut down three casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is now going to federal court.

Strange first filed the lawsuit in Elmore County, where the tribe operates one of its three casinos.

The Poarch Creek indians argued the suit involved federal issues and got it moved to federal court in Montgomery.

But in federal court, Strange is arguing the tribe's casinos in Wetumpka, Montgomery, and Atmore are a public nuisance operating illegal gambling machines.

But the tribe says it's not the state's jurisdiction and requested a US District Judge to dismiss the suit.

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Billy said on Sunday, Apr 14 at 10:19 PM

If the casinos are on federal land then the state has no case.

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