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Alabama-Coushatta to Appeal 5th Circuit Court Ruling

(Livingston, Texas, March 14, 2019) The following statement was issued by Cecilia Flores, Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Council Chairperson in response to a ruling {No. 18-40116} issued by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 14, 2019.


“The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe will file a petition to have our case heard by the entire Fifth Circuit. We stand ready to appeal any adverse ruling to the United States Supreme Court as well.”

“There are 371 full-time jobs at stake, and we have a moral obligation to fight for every one of the people working at Naskila Gaming. Our alcohol-free facility is making a significant difference in the lives of East Texans and we will continue to pursue every legal avenue to continue operating Naskila Gaming on our Tribal lands.”

“Naturally we are disappointed by the ruling of the three-judge panel, but the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe remains committed to protecting our sovereign rights and the people whose livelihood depends on this facility.”