In Latest Filings, Tribes, Stitt Ask Judge to Rule in Their Favor in Gaming Compact Lawsuit

May 26, 2020

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Oklahoma tribes and Gov. Kevin Stitt made their latest cases to the judge presiding over their gaming compact lawsuit.

Documents submitted on Friday by both sides argue why Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti should rule in their favor, finding the compacts automatically renewed when it comes to the tribes or ruling they expired when it comes to Stitt.

Tribes argued in a 51-page filing that renewal was triggered when the state allowed gaming machines at horse racing tracks to continue operating.

Attorneys for Stitt said the tribes are misreading the compact language.

The sides are to wrap up court-ordered mediation this week.