WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas legal fight over the Wyandotte Nation’s efforts to build a Park City casino could be swayed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month in a different case.
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Tuesday ordered both the state and Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar to address the impact of the June 18 high court opinion in a case involving acquisition of land in trust for Indian tribes.
Robinson wants written arguments on how the decision affects Salazar’s request to dismiss the state’s claims. Kansas is seeking an injunction prohibiting the Interior Department from acquiring Park City land into trust.
Kansas intervened after the Wyandotte Nation sued to force the Interior Department to accept Park City land the tribe bought in 1992 into trust.