Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects governor's request for rehearing in tribal gaming case

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By Randy EllisStaff writerrellis@oklahoman.comThe Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied Gov. Kevin Stitt's request for a rehearing in the case where the court ruled the governor's gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe were invalid. The vote to deny the rehearing was 5-1, with Justice M. John Kane IV dissenting and Justices Tom Colbert and James Edmondson recusing themselves from the decision. The governor's office issued a statement that contends the state Supreme Court does not have the final say on the validity of the compacts. "The validity of these compacts is now before the federal district court in Washington, D.C. The ruling in that case will determine the validity of the compacts under federal law," said Baylee Lakey,...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects governor's request for rehearing in tribal gaming case

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