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Pojoaque Pueblo

Judge Says No To New Gambling Compact For Pojoaque Pueblo

Oct 18, 2014
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A federal judge has ruled against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department.

U. S. District Judge James Parker on Friday invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it's failed to negotiate a compact with the state.

Pojoaque Gov. George Rivera says the tribe is considering an appeal of the decision.