New Mexico court to hear arguments on tribe's suit

Created: 02/25/2014 8:15 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) - The New Mexico Supreme court plans a March 10 hearing for arguments on an Oklahoma-based tribe's lawsuit to force Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize its status in New Mexico.
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe was granted federal reservation status for a 30-acre plot in its homelands in southwestern New Mexico and it contends Martinez is violating a state law and discriminating against the tribe.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Martinez and her lawyers contend that the Fort Sill Apaches only want a toehold in New Mexico so they can open a casino.

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