By Kim Hynes
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
6:54 PM CST, November 23, 2011
(PARK CITY, Kan.)
A decision on whether a tribal casino will be built in Park City will now be up to a Kansas judge. Judge Beryl Howell in the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that the case filed by the Wyandotte Nation should be moved to Kansas.
Back in July, the Wyandotte Nation filed a lawsuit against the Department of Interior Director Ken Salazar. Chief Billy Friend says they filed the suit because it's taken Salazar too long to put their land into a trust. The Wyandotte Nation owns 10 acres in Park City and hopes to eventually open a casino on the land.
Salazar's attorneys responded to the lawsuit by filing a motion to transfer the case to Kansas. The motion says the case should be moved to the jurisdiction in question. The judge agreed.
A timeline of what happens next is unclear at this time.
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