Supreme Court: MI Cannot Block Bay Mills Casino from Opening

Developing news surrounding a Northern Michigan casino. The Supreme Court says the state cannot block Bay Mills Casino from opening.

In 2010, the Bay Mills Indian Community, in Chippewa County opened up the casino about 90 miles south of the reservation in Vanderbilt.

The State of Michigan argued the tribe opened the casino without permission from the U.S. Government and broke state rules, because the casino was not on tribal land.

The casino has been closed since 2011.

The Supreme Court said the state’s lawsuit against the casino is barred by tribal sovereign immunity.

But the lawsuits may still continue.

9&10’s Vanessa Fayz and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson have more details on the decision.