TULSA, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma attorney general wants the nation's highest court to overturn an appeals court ruling that tossed the state's challenge of a planned Broken Arrow casino.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt in 2012 sued the Kialegee Tribal Town, arguing the casino violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit, halting construction on the casino. But the judge's order was set aside by a three-member panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in November. The panel also ordered the case to be dismissed.
The full court denied Pruitt's request in December to reconsider the three-judge panel's decision.
The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1IJ8JeX ) reports Pruitt is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
An attorney for the tribe couldn't be reached for comment.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com