Tohono O’odham wants third-party judge to negotiate casinos case

Tohono O’odham wants third-party judge to negotiate casinos case
David G. Campbell District Judge/Wickipedia 

By Carolyn Dryer | The Glendale Star

In what could be considered an attempt to leverage the Tohono O’odham Nation into signing a gaming compact amendment that would require the Nation’s promise not to build anymore casinos in the Phoenix Metro area, the state is willing to take its own case to court Dec. 14 in front of Ninth Circuit Federal Court Judge David Campbell.

Campbell has offered the state and the Nation an opportunity to meet with a third-party magistrate to attempt a negotiated settlement.

The Nation was willing to meet with the state and a third-party magistrate to settle the Nation’s lawsuit that it hoped would end the years-long series of court appearances. But, that is apparently not the case.

As a result, the Nation issued the following statement:

Continued:

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