The Michigan attorney general has filed a legal brief in a tribal gaming dispute over where tribes are allowed to open new casinos. Upper Peninsula-based Bay Mills Indian Community wants to open a casino in the Lower Peninsula community of Vanderbilt, Mich., a move contested by the state and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Bay Mills is seeking to open its casino outside of tribal lands, which is unfair to other tribal operators, wrote Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the brief. Bay Mills says the state is interfering with its tribal sovereignty.

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