The Schaghticoke tribe sued the state of Connecticut in March in response to a law that created a process for the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to open a new casino.
The Schaghticoke, who are based in Kent, say they’ve been unfairly treated. They’re not federally recognized like the Mashantucket Pequot or the Mohegan tribe. In 2015, the legislature voted to give the tribes the option of joining forces to seek a potential site for a casino outside their reservations. Lawmakers would still have to approve that casino.