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Seminole Tribe wants to block release of public records

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is trying to get a federal judge to block the release and publication of information related to a key gambling trial.

Tribe attorneys filed an emergency motion this week asking to seal a deposition of the chief executive officer of the company that runs the Seminole casinos in Florida. A copy of the deposition has been turned over to POLITICO through a public records request.

The motion asks to block release of information from the deposition until the tribe can decide whether the material contains trade secrets.

The state and the tribe are locked in a dispute over whether the Seminoles casinos can continue to have blackjack tables. The tribe filed the lawsuit last year after key portions of a 5-year gambling deal with the state expired.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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