By Sonu Munshi
The Arizona Republic
Glendale and Peoria leaders this week reacted to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that upheld a plan to create a reservation near the border of the two cities.
The decision is a win for the Tohono O’odham Nation, which wants to build a resort and casino near 95th and Northern avenues.
The southern Arizona tribe still must seek separate federal approval to allow gambling there.
Glendale, the Gila River Indian Community and state leaders have not indicated whether they will appeal the reservation decision, either requesting another hearing in the 9th Circuit or petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arguing a case before the high court could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.