Appeals Court Issues Stay in Kialegee Casino Case

Sep 8, 2013

Construction has stopped on Casino in South Broken Arrow.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has put on hold a case about a planned Kialegee Indian casino in Broken Arrow that the Oklahoma attorney general says is illegal.

The Tulsa World reports that the 10th U.S. Circuit of Appeals said Thursday it will hold off its consideration of the Kialegee case until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a case from Michigan that might affect the outcome.

The Denver, Colorado-based appeals court also vacated oral arguments that were set for September 25th in the case about the proposed Red Clay Casino.

The World says Kialegee tribal officials want appellate judges to overturn a court order that halted the casino's construction.

A federal judge in Tulsa issued the order at Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's request.