20 May 2014

CNMI govt sued over casino law

12:48 pm on 20 May 2014

A second lawsuit over the Saipan casino law has been filed in a Northern Marianas court.

An activist Glen Hunter filed the suit in the Superior Court against the Governor Eloy Inos, the Senate President Ralph Torres, and several others for allegedly violating the Open Government Act in the passage of the law.

Mr Hunter's is seeking a judgment declaring that violations of the act rendered the casino law null and void.

He is also seeking an injunction preventing the governor, the Lottery Commission, and the CNMI government from taking any more acts which would support the law.

Last Wednesday, another lawsuit was filed questioning the constitutionality of the two month old law.