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Supreme Court: Congress properly ended Michigan casino suit

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The Supreme Court says Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe's Michigan casino.

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted lawfully when it passed legislation that resulted in the lawsuit's dismissal.

The case was making its second appearance before the justices. Michigan resident David Patchak sued in 2008 after the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians got the go-ahead to build a casino on land near his property.

The first time the case was before the Supreme Court, Patchak got the nod to continue his lawsuit. But Congress soon passed a law that resulted in the lawsuit being dismissed. Patchak argued that Congress had improperly directed the result in his case.