The U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sued the tribe, arguing it violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and waived its sovereign immunity when it opened a casino on a site it had acquired. A federal judge ordered the tribe to close the facility. However, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the injunction in a decision on August 15, 2012.
Although the casino has remained closed, Schuette filed a petition for the Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals’ decision. The Supreme Court will announce whether or not it will take on the case in the near future.