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State: Tribe’s going after wrong guy in instant racing lawsuit

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is going after the wrong guy in their legal fight over instant horse racing terminals. The tribe filed a petition with the Idaho Supreme Court last week contending that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's veto of legislation banning the betting machines is invalid because he didn't complete it within the required five-day time span. The tribe asked the high court to force Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to certify the legislation as law. On Wednesday, the attorney general's office filed its response with the Idaho Supreme Court. In the document, Wasden contends that the fault of any error in the veto lies outside of the Secretary of State's office and so it would be improper to force Denney to act.

I am reading the documents now and will have more on this soon.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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