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Atty. General To Take Lansing Casino Case To High Court

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan Attorney General's office said on Friday it has plans to take a case regarding plans for a casino in downtown Lansing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

An appeals court in Ohio said on Thursday it will not re-hear a case in which it ruled in favor of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's casino proposal. This prompted the attorney general to make plans to ask the Supreme Court to put a hold on the ruling until it makes a decision in another Michigan casino-related case.  

Attorney General Bill Schuette says the Sault Ste Marie tribe's casino proposal violates state and federal law. However, the City of Lansing is backing the casino and the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars proponents say it will generate for the area.

A spokesperson for the attorney general's office says the state has until mid-March to file its petition with the Supreme Court.

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