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House to court: deny rehearing for Seminoles

House Speaker Marco Rubio sent his response to the Florida Supreme Court today urging the court to deny a request for a rehearing from the Seminole Tribe and Gov. Charlie Crist, arguing that the court has already heard and rejected the same arguments they're making again.

The House also asked the court to "deny the motions as soon as possible so that the responsible authorities can begin the difficult talks fo giving effect to the Court's decision.'' In other words, since the Seminoles continue to operate the blackjack and other banked card games in apparent violation of the court's ruling, no one is telling them to stop and no one can do that until the court order is final.

Read the House motion here: Download house_response_to_rehearing_motion.pdf