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State Attorney General Says Boats in Moats Action Should Wait for Court Decision

February 19, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

Attorney General Jay Nixon says his office and the Missouri Gaming Commission should wait for a state Supreme Court ruling on boats in moats before moving forward in a dramatic fashion. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.

The Supreme Court will decide if the burden of proof for whether casinos are operating in accordance with the state constitution should be on the casinos or the gaming commission.

Nixon said to speculate about the Supreme Court's decision is pointless.

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OutCue: "...what the state Supreme Court is going to do."
Contents: Nixon says in the uncertain legal atmosphere it is not prudent to continue to invest additional time, efforts and resources in trying to read the tea leaves for what the state Supreme Court is going to do.

Nixon says that the process is frustrating and that delaying the process only increases the frustration level.