The Associated Press
A federal judge in Albuquerque ruled Friday against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department.
U. S. District Court Judge James Parker invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it’s failed to negotiate a compact with the state.
Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera said the tribe is considering an appeal of the decision.
“We are looking at the long term for the win,” he said.