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Arizona Court Weighs Gambling Injunction

26 November 2002

PHOENIX, Arizona – As reported by the Associated Press: "Gov. Jane Hull on Monday signed into law a ballot proposition approved by voters to expand Indian gambling.

"However, Proposition 202 won't take effect until Hull gets the go-ahead from the state Supreme Court to sign gambling agreements with individual tribes.

"On Monday the high court was still considering whether to grant an injunction requested by horse and dog racetracks.

"The tracks argue that Proposition 202 violates the state Constitution by granting tribes monopoly gambling powers and privileges not awarded to the general public.

"…Earlier on Monday the Arizona Court of Appeals had issued a temporary stay barring Hull from signing agreements, giving the tracks time to file an appeal with the Arizona Supreme Court.

"…Should the high court deny the injunction, Hull spokesman James Ahlers said she could sign the agreements as early as today…"

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